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    11 Reasons You Shouldn't Forget About Dwight Yoakam

    His new album, Second Hand Heart, is out today. It's Yoakam's first in three years!

    1. Dwight Yoakam has not only made it in country music, but also in film, and (we'll explain later) punk.

    He's acted in movies such as Panic Room, Sling Blade, Wedding Crashers, and he even worked on the Iron Man 3 soundtrack.

    2. His appeal is widespread.

    3. He plays shows with punk rockers.

    4. His song "Honky Tonk Man" was the first country music song EVER to air on MTV

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    Country music just wasn't a thing for MTV until Dwight Yoakam came on the scene in the '80s.

    5. He's highly accomplished.

    6. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    He was honored for his recording career. His star is located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

    7. Johnny Cash has said Yoakam is his favorite modern country artist.

    Here he is telling Larry King.

    8. He stunts the mysterious cowboy look from spaghetti westerns.

    The infamous pose where most of the face is covered by a giant cowboy hat.

    9. He has played the creepiest characters in movies.

    10. But IRL he wouldn't harm a fly.

    11. His new album Second Hand Heart, is out today!

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    The singles already released from it -- "Second Hand Heart,""'Liar," and "The Big Time" -- sound like tunes you could either square dance or head bang to.

    Love ya, Dwight.