Dwight Yoakam shares blue grass spirit

Submitted photo Dwight Yoakam to perform classics songs and latest hits from his newest album, “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars,” 7 p.m. Saturday at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge. Featuring 12-tracks, audience members can listen to blue grass renditions of “Purple Rain” by Prince and a remake of Dwight Yoakam’s “Guitars, Cadillacs.”

Country legend Dwight Yoakam will grace the stage at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, Saturday at 7 p.m., to perform hits from his latest album, “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars.”

Hailed as a honky tonk extraordinare, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records with chart-topping songs “Guitars, Cadillacs,” “I sang Dixie,” and “Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose” along with numerous favorites and notable classics.

To commemorate the 30-year anniversary of “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.,” the “Honky Tonk Man” singer is celebrating with a nationwide tour.

Throughout the illustrious career of the “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars” performer, Dwight Yoakam can be considered a country purist who honors the golden age of country music.

Inspired by childhood memories of Kentucky, “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars” is an album that reflects the passion and love that Dwight Yoakam feels for blue grass music.

Featuring 12-tracks, audience members can experience the blue grass twist to “Purple Rain,” the rock anthem made famous by Prince.

While performing in Minnesota, Dwight Yoakam’s blue grass rendition of “Purple Rain” was met with overwhelming applause.

In addition to paying homage to Prince, the nine-time platinum recording artist created a blue grass-inspired version of “Guitars, Cadillacs.”

For the Kentucky native, “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars” is considered melodically natural to Dwight Yoakam, as he believes blue grass music is part of his DNA.

To learn more about “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars,” visit online at www.dwightyoakam.com and to purchase tickets visit online at www.4bearscasino.com or call 627-7575.