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Dwight Yoakam Scores Recurring Role On Under The Dome

20th March 2014

Country singer Dwight Yoakam has been cast in a recurring role on U.S. Tv drama Under The Dome.The musician is heading back to the small screen this summer (14) in the popular thriller, which is...

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Country Star Dwight Yoakam In Plane Drama

18th December 2013

Country star Dwight Yoakam was involved in a mid-air scare after the plane he was travelling in began to billow smoke.The musician was travelling aboard a twin-engine Hawker 800 jet after performing at a birthday...

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Fascinating Fact 12950

27th February 2012

Country singer Dwight Yoakam has dropped out of Johnny Depp's upcoming movie The Lone Ranger due to scheduling issues. Pearl Harbor star William Fichtner will serve as his replacement and play evil railroad tycoon Latham...

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Helena Bonham Carter For Lone Ranger Role?

20th July 2011

Helena Bonham Carter is in talks to star in 'The Lone Ranger'.The 'King's Speech' actress is being lined up to appear in the Disney film, along with Dwight Yoakam and Barry Pepper, and previously confirmed...

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Dennis Hopper Remembered

13th July 2010

A memorial service was held for Dennis Hopper yesterday (12.07.10).Family and friends of the late 'Easy Rider' actor - who lost his battle with cancer in May aged 74 - gathered at the Santa Monica...

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Yoakam In Trouble With Tax Man

8th March 2010

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM is facing a massive $458,000 ($305,333) tax bill after allegedly falling behind on his payments.Bosses at America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a lien against Yoakam at the Los Angeles County...

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Fascinating Fact 5314

13th May 2008

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM will make his 24th appearance on American TV programme THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO on Thursday (15May08) - smashing the record for the most musical performances by any artist. The...

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Mcgraw + Yoakam Sign Up For Favreau Festive Film

17th December 2007

Country stars TIM MCGRAW and DWIGHT YOAKAM have joined the cast of JON FAVREAU's new festive comedy FOUR CHRISTMASES. MCGraw will play a bullying brother to Favreau and his Swingers co-star Vince Vaughn, while Yoakam...

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Fascinating Fact 4261

8th November 2007

BIG + RICH dedicated their performance of LOUD at Wednesday night's (07Nov07) CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee to the late "king of bling" PORTER WAGONER, who died last week (ends02Nov07). The country icon received a...

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Yoakam Pays Tribute To Owens On New Album

24th July 2007

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM is to pay tribute to his late hero BUCK OWENS on a new album of covers. Dwight Sings Buck features all of Owens' top five country hits, including Act Naturally and...

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Country Star Franks Dead At 86

28th October 2006

Country music songwriter TILLMAN FRANKS has lost his battle with a lengthy illness. He was 86. Franks penned country favourite HONKY-TONK MAN and also made a name for himself as a musician, promoter and manager....

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Yoakam Launches Chicken Lickins

23rd August 2006

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM has launched his own range of frozen foods based on his grandmother's rural Kentucky recipes for delicacies such as Chicken Lickins fried chicken bits. The Grammy Award winner collaborated with Modern...

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Chesney Takes Top Acm Award For Second Year

24th May 2006

Singer KENNY CHESNEY took home the top prize at last night's (23MAY06) 41st annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Awards for the second year in a row. The HOW FOREVER FEELS star was named Entertainer...

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Paisley + Yoakam To Lead Buck Owens Tribute

23rd May 2006

BRAD PAISLEY and DWIGHT YOAKAM will lead a tribute to late country icon BUCK OWENS at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada next week (beg29MAY06). ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS and...

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Stars Bid Owens Farewell

4th April 2006

TRACE ADKINS, DWIGHT YOAKAM and GARTH BROOKS were among the celebrity fans who paid tribute to country great BUCK OWENS in Bakersfield, California, at the weekend (01APR06). The stars joined family and friends at the...

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Stars Sing Up A Storm At The Independent Spirit Awards

5th March 2006

THE OC star PETER GALLAGHER and ALEXANDRO NIVOLA were among the actors showing off their singing skills alongside MACY GRAY and DWIGHT YOAKAM at the Independent Spirit Awards in California yesterday (04MAR06) when they performed...

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Dwight Praises Naked Co-star

19th November 2005

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM is full of praise for his new movie lover, MELISSA LEO, after she bared all for a sex scene with him. The 45-year-old actress' character has an affair with Yoakam's...

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Hayek Throws Party To Celebrate Pal's Movie

12th August 2005

FRIDA star SALMA HAYEK was so thrilled with her close pal MIA MAESTRO's performance in the new movie SECUESTRO EXPRESS, she hosted a grand party for her on 3 August (05). The Mexican beauty...

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Yoakam Receives Honorary Degree In Ohio

10th May 2005

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM received an honorary doctorate from Ohio Valley College on Saturday (07MAY05), which was declared Dwight Yoakam Day in his honour. Yoakam was invited to give the commencement address by the...

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Yoakam's Producer Sues

3rd September 2004

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM is being sued by his own music director and producer for pulling out of shows in 2002. PETE ANDERSON alleges Yoakam breached an oral contract by failing to perform tour...

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Garth Plans Comeback For 2014

19th August 2004

Retired country superstar GARTH BROOKS plans to return to the limelight - after his oldest daughter turns 18 in a decade. The singer thrilled legend BUCK OWENS by calling into his 75th birthday party...

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Stars Join Parsons Tribute

31st March 2004

NORAH JONES, LUCINDA WILLIAMS and DWIGHT YOAKAM are the first crop of artists announced to honour late country rocker GRAM PARSONS with two concerts in July (04). RETURN TO SIN CITY: A TRIBUTE TO...

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Minnie Rocks South By Southwest

25th March 2004

MINNIE DRIVER proved she's so much more than a successful actress when made her live singing debut at Austin, Texas' SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST festival at the weekend (20MAR04). The British movie star donned a...

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Sting Set For Grammys Beatles Tribute

3rd February 2004

STING, DAVE MATTHEWS, VINCE GILL and THE NEPTUNES' PHARRELL WILLIAMS will team up as the ultimate BEATLES tribute group at the GRAMMY AWARDS on Sunday (08FEB04). The quartet will play FAB FOUR hits as...

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Rosanne Cash Speaks Out

5th November 2003

JOHNNY CASH's daughter ROSANNE will talk publicly for the first time about the death of her father on American TV next week (11NOV03). The singer will join DWIGHT YOAKAM, TRAVIS TRITT and brother JOHN...

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Kid Rock Joins Cash Tribute

2nd November 2003

KID ROCK and country duo BROOKS + DUNN are the latest artists to be added to the 10 November (03) musical tribute to late singer JOHNNY CASH. Actor TIM ROBBINS will host the event...

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Cash Tribute Tickets Available By Lottery

17th October 2003

Fans of JOHNNY CASH are being offered the chance to attend a memorial tribute to the late country legend - through a lottery. Fans hoping to secure tickets to the 10 November (03) JOHNNY...

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Warren Zevon Dies

8th September 2003

Rocker WARREN ZEVON yesterday (7SEP03) lost his battle with cancer at the age of 56. The singer-songwriter, who was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer last August (02), died yesterday afternoon at his home in...

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Dwight Yoakam's Menage A Trois

27th June 2003

Country music star DWIGHT YOAKAM has joined the cast of a darkly comic film about murder, kidnap, blackmail and sexual deception. Indie movie THREE WAY SPLIT is based on a Sixties novel by GIL...

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Yoakam To Get Star In Hollywood

3rd June 2003

Country star DWIGHT YOAKAM will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (05JUN03). EARL SCRUGGS and DENNIS HOPPER are among the celebrities confirmed to attend the...

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