Famous American Singer and Songwriter, Dwight Yoakam is known for his famous style of music. He is also an Actor because of which he is counted as one of the inspiring people in the country. He was known to be Urban Cowboy right at the beginning of his career due to his Cowboy personality. Keep reading to know more about net worth of Dwight Yoakam in 2018.
Early life & Biography
Yoakam was born on 23rd October in the year 1956, and his father, David Yoakam was the owner of a gas station whereas his mother, Ruth Ann Yoakam was a homemaker. He was born in Pikeville but grew up in Columbus from where he graduated in the year 1974 from the school Northland. He has two siblings, Ronald and Kimberly Yoakam. He developed an interest in songs and music during the school as he used to take part in music and drama activities. After high school, he also joined Ohio State University, but he dropped out so that he can go to Los Angeles in order to become an artist.
Dwight’s personal life has always been a mystery. He has never shared any information with regards to his personal life on records. He is not married and still said to be single. Although he was linked with several ladies in 90s, but none of these rumours was confirmed.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Initially, when he began his career, he was known as the urban cowboy as he was worn the same type of clothes resembling cowboy. He used to write his songs on his own which made him famous as he performed outside his country and on music channels. He is mostly known for the rock and punk music which helped to change the taste of people towards the music.
His first and second studio album were a huge hit. His next album two albums brought him into the limelight. He has written and sang various songs across different parts of the world because of which he is able to earn a lot of money. Apart from singing and music career, Yoakam has acted in films and TV series.
Awards & Achievements
In his span of the musical and acting career, Yoakam has bagged several awards. He has won the Academy of country music award(1986), CMT Europe Artist of the year (1993) after which he won Grammy in the year 1994 and 1999. He has also got the Academy of Country Music Pioneer award (2011) along with the Americana Music Award for artist of the year (2013).
Net Worth & Earnings
Dwight Yoakam earns money by doing concerts, writing songs. As of now , he has an estimated net worth of $55 million. He has sung many songs, and most of them are hits from which he earns a good amount. Dwight has more than 21 albums recorded and had hit 30 singles on top charts selling over 25 million records. He is among the most invited musical guest on the TV show “The Tonight Show.”
Yoakam is considered as a cool person among the youth as he sings songs which are loved by the people. He earns money by writing and singing songs and of course, he does so with his hard work and talent. He is a great inspiration for the people who want to build their career in the singing and song-writing field.