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[lastfm link_type=""]Dwight Yoakam[/lastfm] has got a new album coming out early next year on his original record label and he’s got some pretty heavy-hitters signed on with him.
Dwight is reportedly, don’t you just hate that, “reportedly” why don’t you just say it? Oh well, I digress. Dwight is supposed to be co-producing the album with Joe Chiccarelli, a famed rock producer and engineer who has worked with such greats as [lastfm link_type=""]U2[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Etta James[/lastfm], Sir [lastfm link_type=""]Elton John[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Counting Crows [/lastfm]and others. The new CD marks Dwight’s return to Warner Brothers after ten years of recording for a smaller label. Dwight says: “I’m pleased to be back in partnership with Warner Music Group for the release of my new music.” ”I’m excited about the enthusiasm they’ve expressed in their desire to once again be the conduit for my songs and recordings, as well as the ensuing musical journey that it will take us on.” ”Dwight Yoakam is country music. His voice is immediately recognizable and his artistry is iconic,” says John Esposito, Warner Music Nashville’s President & CEO. “When I heard his current music, I was blown away. It is some of the best music he has ever done and I’m incredibly proud to have him back at Warner Bros. Records.”
Dwight is also working on a new movie with Billy Bob Thornton. Thornton wrote a new screenplay titled ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car. “It’s supposed to star myself, Billy Bob, and Dennis Quaid as three brothers in 1969, who are ex World War II vets wrestling with their own families and lives on a large cattle ranch in western Alabama.”
‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’ does not yet have a release date.