GRAMMY Award-winner and country music icon, Dwight Yoakam, launched his very own SiriusXM channel, Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat, on Channel 349.

Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat, a channel curated by Dwight Yoakam, features music from Yoakam’s extensive career as well as his musical friends.

Yoakam’s SiriusXM channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired including Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Tommy Collins, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eagles, The Blasters, Lucinda Williams and more. The channel encompasses all that is California country and country rock, in all of its various and varietal hybrid forms, from Ricky Nelson to Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt and includes artists from the movement in LA in the early to middle ’80s that Yoakam broke out of, and will feature bands as diverse as X, Lone Justice and Los Lobos.

This movement was encapsulated on the series of albums titled, A Town South of Bakersfield, and has led variations over time to the current continuing country scene in LA, all of which Yoakam has dubbed as a segment for his channel entitled “That Town South of Bakersfield: From Cow Punks To Now Punks.”

The channel will additionally feature the weekly show Greater Bakersfield, co-hosted by Dwight Yoakam and James Austin along with special guests who explore the influence and reaches that the Bakersfield Sound has across musical genres. Scheduled guests include Chris Hillman, Jakob Dylan, Post Malone, Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolans, Dave Alvin and Jackie DeShannon. Get a taste of the show below!

SiriusXM subscribers can listen to Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat on channel 349 on select SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.

In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a respected film and television actor, whose films include Sling Blade and The Newton Boys. In 2016, he appeared in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series, Goliath, and most recently in director Steven Soderbergh’s feature, Logan Lucky, with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig.

To celebrate the launch of the channel, SiriusXM will present the LSD Tour, which brings together Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes and Dwight Yoakam for the first time on the road in North America with King Leg as Special Guest opening each show. Click here for more information and tickets.

For more information on Dwight Yoakam, visit www.dwightyoakam.com

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