Country music and Country rock artist Dwight Yoakam is 59 and holding today. Born Dwight David Yoakam in Pikeville, Kentucky on this day in 1956.

Dwight gained popularity in the early 1980s. Dwight has recorded more than 21 albums during his career and has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard charts.  He has also sold over 25 million records.

Known for his signature skinny jeans and knee flair out when he performs on stage, Dwight also dabbled in acting as well.  He has appeared in feature films like Sling Blade, Panic Room and Hollywood Homicide just to name a few.

My favorite CD from Dwight Yoakam was his "Hillbilly Deluxe" album.  One of the songs from the record that was never released to radio was "Mr. Johnson's Love" which is my favorite songs of Dwight's of all time.  Here is the video.

Happy Birthday Dwight!