A big congrats to Dwight Yoakam for winning the “Artist of the Year” award from the Americana Music Association at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards in Nashville. He shared is appreciation on his facebook page shortly after winning the award. “Thank you to the Americana Music Association for the enormous honor you have given me and the 3 Pears album tonight. Though I’m still physically in Canada finishing a tour, my heart is there with all of you and I am humbled by having been given the Artist of The Year Award…Sincerely, Dwight.”