Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam
Real Name/Full Name Dwight David Yoakam
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Dwight Yoakam
Birth Place: Kentucky, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: October 23, 1956
Age/How Old: 67 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Light brown
Parents Name: Father – David Yoakam
Mother – Ruth Ann Yoakam
Siblings: Kimberly Yoakam, Ronald Yoakam
School: Northland High School
College: Ohio State University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Emily Joyce
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Musician, Actor
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Dwight Yoakam is a musician, precisely singer, songwriter and also actor based in America. He is famous for his unique singing styles and has already successfully recorded around 20 music albums and collaborated with many notable artists for creating compilations throughout his career as a musician.

Well, how well do you know about Dwight Yoakam? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dwight Yoakam’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dwight Yoakam to date.

Biography and Early Life

Yoakam was born to parents, father David Yoakam and mother Ruth Ann Yoakam on 23rd October of 1956 in the Pinkville city of Kentucky, United States. His father was the owner of a gas station and also was a keypunch operator. He also has a brother named Ronald Yoakam and a sister named Kimberly Yoakam, and even though the family first resided in Kentucky, they later moved to Columbus, Ohio. Their family is of mixed ethnicity as they are partly Caucasian and partly American.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dwight Yoakam in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Dwight Yoakam’s age is 67 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024 having been born on 23 October 1956. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


Dwight went to the Northland High School to complete his schooling after they moved to Columbus and later went to Ohio State University to pursue his major. But he did not complete his graduation as he dropped out mid-year and shifted to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a renowned musician.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Dwight Yoakam dated a lot during his peak career time. He was in talks about his relationships with famous actress Bridget Fonda. But they broke up soon after, and then he dated Karen Duffyharon Stone for a brief period of time, and after parting ways with her, he was in a relationship with Wynonna Judd.

Then later, he started dating famous photographer Emily Joyce in the year 2011, and soon after, they got engaged the following year in 2012. They tied knots recently in March of the last year 2020 with a small private ceremony with very intimate guests due to the covid pandemic outbreak.

Is Dwight Yoakam Gay?

Even though there was a rumour of Dwight being gay, he is not actually. He had multiple relationships throughout his career, and all of them were with women exclusively. He even got married recently, who is also a woman, so it is clearly evident that Dwight is anything but gay.

Professional Career

Yoakam wanted to be a musician from a very young age, and he even participated in school programs, in plays as a lead artist and as a vocalist who also played the guitar with his garage band.

He published his debut album, namely “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc” in 1986, which marked the commencement of his career as a musician. His album became a sensation overnight, and three of its tracks topped the “Top 40 of the Hot County Singles Chart of The Year”. He kept releasing albums for the next few years, and all of them were super hits and received a fantastic response from the audience. Hillbilly Deluxe, If There Was A Way, This Time, Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room were a few of his hit albums that were released along with other albums just under seven years of his tenure.

Dwight’s career did not just stay confined to music as he started his career as an actor with his debut role in the movie ” Red Rock West” in the year 1992. Later he signed the contract for an essential role in the Oscar-winning film “Sling Blade”. This gave him the exposure that made him very popular, and he started working as a director and co-scriptwriter as well. He has also managed to land different TV series like ” Don’t look back”, “When Trumpets Fade”, and various other dramas.


Dwight won two Grammys throughout his musical career, the first one in the year 1994 for his song “Ain’t that lonely”, the nomination of “Best Country Vocal Performance”, and the last one in the year 1999 under the nomination of “Best Country With Vocals”. He was also awarded the Academy of Country Music Award in the year 1986, and in 1993 he bagged the CMT Europe Artist of The Year.

The Ohio Valley University presented him the honorary doctorate in the year 2005, which is one of his very unique and prestigious achievements.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dwight Yoakam in 2024

Dwight Yoakam Net Worth
Dwight Yoakam Net Worth

It is evident that Dwight did not just shine as a musician but also as an actor, director and even writer. His net worth is estimated around a whopping amount of $50 million that his career in music and media earned him, estimated as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Dwight Yoakam was the most frequent guest having a musical background on “The tonight show” in the show’s history.
  • Dwight is also famous on social media with a following of 172k on Instagram, 72.2k on Twitter and 1.1m on Facebook.

Dwight Yoakam first started University but realized his passion for music and dropped out to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a musician. He worked hard and showed the world that it is possible to turn dreams into reality if you work hard enough for it, which makes him an immense inspiration for a lot of people around the world.


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