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One of the most uncompromising performers in country music, Dwight Yoakam continues to hone his style with an eye toward perfection. The Kentucky-born, California-based artist has become a model of consistency in delivering rock-solid albums.
And that voice twanging out on the spirited “Love Caught Up To Me” hails more from the hills of eastern Kentucky than the southern California valleys. “What Do You Know About Love” brackets Dwight’s vocals with some searing guitar, fiddle and steel licks.
Producer/guitarist Pete Anderson once again adds his signature sound that perfectly meshes with Dwight’s compelling voice. Brilliantly clear and bouncy production enlivens such numbers as "Free To Go" and "I Want You To Want Me," while “A Promise You Can’t Keep” and “The Heartaches Are Free” would prod a knowing wink from Hank Williams. The indomitable instrumental surge in “A Place To Cry” churns away like an Amtrak highballing down the tracks.
Dwight teams up with his Bakersfield buddy, Buck Owens, in writing and rendering "The Sad Side Of Town" and performing two gems, "Alright, I'm Wrong" and "I Was There," Buck's lament to "love's final curtain."
Dwight dishes out 14 entrées - and there's not an empty plate here. Don't wait for tomorrow to play Tomorrow's Sounds Today; this is as close to the heart and soul of modern country music as you'll ever get.