Born in Pikeville, Kentucky on October 23, 1956, Dwight Yoakam is an actor, movie director and country music star. While Yoakam has acted in 9 television shows and over 20 movies, including the Academy Award winning film Sling Blade, he is best known for being a pioneering artist of the Honky Tonk style of country music. In 1986, this innovative country musician released his debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., and since that year he has gone on to release 10 more studio albums, 1 Christmas album, 4 albums of covers, and 6 compilation albums. Along with creating his own hit music that he performs in concert while on tour, Yoakam is known for his original takes on songs from artists like The Clash, Elvis and The Grateful Dead. Dwight Yoakam is a truly versatile artist who was once dubbed Johnny Cash's favorite musician.