Dwight Yoakam To Curate New SiriusXM Channel, “Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat”


Dwight Yoakam can add playlist curator to his long list of accomplishments as he launches his own exclusive SiriusXM channel, “Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat.”

The channel will feature Dwight’s music throughout his career as well as music from some of his friends, such as Buck Owens, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eagles, The Blasters, Lucinda Williams and more. According to the press release, the channel will encompass all that is California country and country rock, from Ricky Nelson to Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.

“Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat” will launch this spring with fans getting a special preview of the channel on SiriusXM’s Prime Country, beginning on February 23 through February 26 on channel 58.

Dwight joins an elite list of country artists who have curated their own channels on SiriusXM including, Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Radio,” Garth Brooks’ “The Garth Channel” and Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse.”

“A full-time channel of Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat added to our already powerful and diverse country music lineup is a potent addition SiriusXM country music fans will love,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Office of SiriusXM.

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Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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