8) His cover of Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was intended to just be in a TV commercial for Gap’s blue jeans, but it ended up being released as a single because of high demand.

9) His first #1 single was “Streets of Bakersfield,” a duet with country musician Buck Owens.

10) He bought his cowboy hat (that he wears almost all the time) in 1979 for under $50.

11) Many folks ask “Who is Dwight Yoakam’s wife?” The star secretly married Emily Joyce in March 2020 and they welcomed son, Dalton, in August 2020.

12) Dwight Yoakam has two siblings— brother Ronald Yoakam and sister Kimberly Yoakam.

13) He learned how to play guitar at just 6-years-old and often listened to his mother’s record collection.

14) Yoakam moved from Nashville to Los Angeles at the beginning of his career since Music City wasn’t interested in his updated honky tonk music.

15) The star dropped out of Ohio State University in order to start his music career.

Be sure to share these Dwight Yoakam facts with other country music fans!

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