Dwight Yoakam will exclusively debut new music this week from his upcoming album 3 Pears, which is being released September 18th, 2012 on Warner Bros. Records. Fans will be able to listen to five brand new tracks every day this week, one a day to debut with the following partners: AOL, CMT, GAC, Taste of Country and Yahoo. Yoakam’s website will link directly to the daily online premieres, so fans can check on www.DwightYoakam.com for all the details.
Yoakam’s 26th release, 3 Pears is produced by the artist himself, along with two songs co-produced with Beck: “A Heart Like Mine” – which premiered earlier last month on RollingStone.com – and “Missing Heart.” The album perfectly encapsulates the legendary singer-songwriter’s ability to blur genres creating a timeless piece of art. Staying true to his trademark edge while incorporating a growing positivity in his songwriting, Yoakam moves effortlessly between country, rock, Americana, pop and soul. Entertainment Weekly recently raved, “Yoakam’s first release in seven years is a smashing return … Pears mingles honky-tonk, rock, pop (the Bee Gee’s “To Love Somebody”!), and even two cuts co-produced by Beck with great, adventurous warmth.” Fans can preorder the new studio album 3 Pears now on DwightYoakam.com.
Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums, has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple platinum “This Time”. Five of his albums have topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart with another fourteen landing in the Top 10. More than 30 singles have charted, with 22 Top 20 hits, which include “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You” and “Thousand Miles from Nowhere.” Yoakam has won two GRAMMY Awards and earned an impressive 21 nominations.