Dwight Yoakam to bring his twang and truth to Chilliwack

Singer-songwriter known for his distinct voice, a range of styles, and a pale cowboy hat, usually with the brim pulled down low.

Country superstar Dwight Yoakam will stride onto the stage at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack on Sept. 21

They once said he was too country for Nashville.

Country superstar Dwight Yoakam will stride onto the stage at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack on Sept. 21, according to the concert announcement made Monday.

The singer-songwriter and film actor is known for his distinct voice, multiple styles, and a pale cowboy hat, usually with the brim pulled down low.

His latest, self-produced album, 3 Pears, “exemplifies his ability to incorporate multiple, competing influences into a piece of cohesive art,” according to his bio. “It balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock, Americana, pop and soul.”

With more than 25 million albums sold worldwide, it places him in an elite cadre of global superstars.

“Yet the sales have never come at the expense of his musical integrity,” continues the bio. “Whether singing about the twisted wreckage of romance, the broken dreams of this hard life, or the burgeoning optimism that marks 3 Pears, Yoakam brings a knowing, glorious edge to his delivery and stands, in a world of artifice and flash, as a beacon of authenticity.”

With 12 gold albums, and more than 30 singles charted, with 22 going Top 20, including the incomparable hits “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You” and “Thousand Miles from Nowhere.” He’s won two Grammys and earned a staggering 21 nominations.

Yoakam will perform this fall for one night only, Sept. 21, with special guest Kenny Hess. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday June 27 at 10 a.m., online or in person at the Prospera Centre Box Office located on the concourse.

Online tickets at www.ticketcard.ca VIP includes Prime Floor Seating, Autographed Item & Meeting & Greet: $154.75, and

Floor Rows 1 – 5: $103.75, Floor Rows 6 – 12: $83.75 or

Bowl: $63.75

Ticket limit is six. For more information click here.



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