Last week I saw that a new Dwight Yoakam song was on the country charts. That’s always something that gets my attention. After all these years Dwight is still able to sell records. It’s been awhile since he’s had hits on the singles charts, but his albums still seem to sell well with traditional country fans.
And Dwight has still be keeping relevant with his acting. He’s found a great niche in Hollywood and he’s played some really interesting characters.
Let’s check out the first song from the new album.
What I Don’t Know – Dwight Yoakam
This one almost has a bluegrass feel to it. I guess Dwight has always been able to kind of blend different sounds with his music including bluegrass. He has the perfect voice for it, but he really can bend and tweak his voice to fit different styles.
But it always comes back to sound exactly like a Dwight Yoakam song. He’s always had that unique element that is familiar and you instantly know who is singing if you’re a fan of traditional country music.
I think the song is about a man that’s finding out that his wife has been cheating on him. I’m not entirely sure, though. It seems like this is a story song with more to it than just that simple story. If that’s the case then it really fits in that bluegrass genre and I can see why people have been liking this album so far.
I’m not sure if any of the songs on this one will get attention with radio or anything like that, but it’s a really good album, which is what you’d expect from Dwight. He’s one of the best.
CML Points: 84/100