If you were listening to country music back in the 80's, then you might remember Dwight Yoakam. Dwight Yoakam tried for years to get a record deal out of Nashville without success. The Nashville establishment said he was "too country" for the format. He later relocated to Los Angeles where he found work opening up for punk rock bands. It was there in L.A. where he signed a deal with Reprise Records. His first single "Honky Tonk Man" (a cover of Johnny Horton's hit) shot straight up the charts and would be the first of many hits for Dwight. If you have a Dwight Yoakam favorite, please give me a call this Saturday as we spotlight his music on Wide Open Country, this Saturday 6am to 10am. Make your request this Saturday by calling 644-WYRK and 800-696-WYRK.