Dwight Yoakam Receives The 2015 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., CRB, have announced Dwight Yoakam as the recipient of the 2015 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award and Jeff Walker as the recipient of the 2015 President’s Award. Both of the prestegious awards will be presented during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville.

Dwight Yoakam, has recorded more than 21 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records to date.  He’s recorded 5 Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold albums, and 9 Platinum albums. Like the icons he admires  and have influenced his music, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Buck Owens, the Kentucky-born and Ohio-raised Yoakam is one of a kind.

Yoakam’s most recent album “Second Hand Heart”, which was released on April 14th, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Rolling Stone calls “Second Hand Heart” Yoakam’s “best songs in years,” while SPIN labeled it “some of the best music of his life.”

The CRB Artist Career Achievement Award is presented to an individual artist or act that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio.

“Dwight Yoakam’s career achievements are too numerous to list here, but perhaps most impressive is that he accomplished every one of them by never wavering; never flinching from his musical vision and belief system,” said CRS Hall of Fame Chairman, RJ Curtis. “He re-popularized ‘Hillbilly’ or ‘Honky Tonk’ music in a time when the format was arguably in a pop cycle and in the doldrums. His ongoing commitment to deliver a daring, bold sound to Country radio makes Dwight Yoakam an easy selection as 2015 Artist Career Achievement Recipient.”

Congratulations Dwight on all your accomplishments! They are well deserved!

For more on Dwight Yokam you can visit his website and follow him on Facebook and Twitter!



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