Dwight Yoakam performed Suspicious Minds and other favorites at the Saratoga Mountain Winery. October 6, 2022. He was glad to be out on tour after having taken a break during the pandemic. Clearly, his fans were excited to see and hear him live again as well.

Dwight Yoakam – Suspicious Minds

Suspicious Minds – Saratoga Mountain Winery – October 6, 2022

“Suspicious Minds” is a 1968 song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. After this recording failed commercially, it was cut by Elvis Presley with producer Chips Moman, becoming a No. 1 song in 1969, and one of the most memorable hits of Presley’s career.

In 1992, Dwight recorded his version, for the soundtrack of the film Honeymoon in Vegas, and also filmed an accompanying video. The track was later released on his compilation album “The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam”

I really enjoyed this rendition; it seems he gets better with time. At 65, Dwight Yoakam still exudes the country superstar aura he had when he started his career in the late 1980s. For nearly four decades in the industry, he has remained true to his stripped-down approach to traditional honky tonk and Bakersfield country music. That is why many roots rock and rock & roll fans remained loyal to his adventurous music.The Bottle Let Me Down

The Bottle Let Me Down

A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

Ain’t That Lonely Yet

Ain’t That Lonely Yet

About Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam - Suspicious Minds

To date, Yoakam has sold more than 30 million records worldwide –– that is a feat only a few country artists have achieved. He also had multiple Grammy wins and nominations and released 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums –– five of which topped the Billboard’s Country Albums chart and 14 others in the Top 10. With all these successes throughout his career, Yoakam was finally inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.

Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he’s more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music’s biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor.

Dwight David Yoakam was born on October 23, 1956 in the coal mining community of Pikeville, Kentucky. His family moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he was raised. He acted in school plays at Northland High School in Columbus, . He played Helen Keller‘s brother in his sophomore year in the school’s production of “The Miracle Worker.” Dwight also played the lead as Charlie in “Flowers for Algernon.” He capped off his high school acting career as Richard Bravo in The “Demon Seed.” In 1977, Dwight moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. After a brief time there, he moved to California, which was more receptive to the music he was doing. He hooked up with producer/guitar virtuoso Pete Anderson in 1982. That began a musical relationship that became country music’s equivalent to rock’s Glimmer Twins (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards).

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