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Dwight to the Ryman





GRAMMY Award-winning artist DWIGHT YOAKAM will headline Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Friday, April 12, 2013. This marks his return to the Mother Church of Country Music’s sacred stage for the first time since 2005. “The Ryman is one of a handful of places in the world, that from the moment you step inside, you can feel that you have entered a hallowed chamber occupied by the essence of the great," saidYoakam, who is currently touring in support of country’s most critically-acclaimed album of 2012, 3 Pears. The Lone Bellow, one of the most talked about new bands this year, is set to open.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10:00 AM via the Ryman box office, ryman.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. 
With 3 Pears, Dwight has dominated best-of-2012 lists including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Village Voice, NPR, American Songwriter, Rhapsody and AOL’s The Boot.  Meanwhile, the album was just named the #2 album of the year in Nashville Scene’s  13th Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll, as well being named the third best male vocalist, #5 songwriter and #8 artist of the year.  See the full poll results here:http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/the-results/Content?oid=3230419
Dwight  has been included in more critics’ year-end lists in 2012 than any other country artist. In addition, 3 Pears holds the record for the most weeks at #1 (eight) at Americana radio.  Here’s a sample of other praise for 3 Pears, which marks Yoakam’s 26th studio album and is his highest-charting debut on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums charts.
“For his first album of originals in seven years, trad-country torchbearer Yoakam had the inspired idea to call on Beck to produce a couple of tracks. The result, in ‘A Heart Like Mine,’ hits you like a linebacker--a ringing, clattering blend of Buck Owens-style California country and Sixties garage psychedelia.”
--Rolling Stone, (December 2012)
“I'll name my favorite country album of the year: Dwight Yoakam's 3 Pears, which is not just a return to form for the honky-tonk singer, but also one of the most consistently pleasurable albums by anyone this year.”
--Ken Tucker, NPR (12/11/12)
“…Yoakam's wide ranging influences are fully integrated into the singular perspective of an artist. In other words, it all comes out sounding like Dwight Yoakam--at his best. Sharp, conceptual, and full of adult longing, this leap forward still honors the ol' Guitars, Cadillacs."
--Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice  (12/21/12)
“[3 Pears]…has got hard shuffles, trebly guitars, steel-guitar solos, strong chorus hooks. It locates some measure of cool within old obsessions…but doesn’t want to be contained…The voices are loud, the guitars are louder.”
--Ben Ratliff, New York Times (9/17/12)

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