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It'll be all Dwight on the night at The Great Western

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COUNTRY music legend Dwight Yoakam will be plucking the heart strings of his Queensland fans when he plays at The Great Western Hotel tonight.

The country superstar will also have his good friend and Aussie country legend Lee Kernaghan rocking the house along with him.

"I'm so excited to bring Dwight Yoakam back to Australia and especially here in Rockhampton and give him the opportunity to play to his many regional fans," promoter Andrew McManus said.

"Dwight is one of the most talented singer-songwriters to come out of America and with the legendary Aussie Lee Kernaghan as our very special guest, fans can expect a stellar show."

Yoakam - the "singing cowboy rocker" - is a master of melodies and will be crooning out some of his most poignant lyrics that firmly connect him with a large, loyal following.

The Los Angeles native has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite group of global superstars.

Yoakam has 12 gold albums and nine platinum and multi-platinum albums including the triple-platinum album This Time.

Five of those albums have topped Billboard's Country Albums chart with another 14 landing in the Top 10.

Yoakam's incomparable hits 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.

Such hits have earned him two Grammy awards and a staggering 21 Grammy nominations.

Dwight's debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc … led the New Traditionalist movement and was a hit with critics and fans alike.

Dwight honours his musical predecessors while creating something new by taking influences and making his own blend of country-rock.

His latest album 3 Pears was released in September.

 

READY FOR ROCKY: Country star Dwight Yoakam is set to play at The Great Western tonight.

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