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Country music legend announces concert in Grand Forks

Dwight Yoakam (Submitted Photo)

Country star Dwight Yoakam will bring his "Guitars, Cadillacs" to Grand Forks.

Yoakam will perform March 11 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, according to a news release. The artist who has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide will perform with Brandy Clark, who has written songs for The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves.

"Guitars, Cadillacs" was Yoakam's debut recording single, but he has recorded numerous other singles, including "Honky Tonk Man," "Suspicious Man" and "Streets of Bakersfield."

He's also appeared in several movies—including "Sling Blade" and "Wedding Crashers"—and had a guest appearance in the animated series "King of the Hill."

Tickets for the concert go on sale from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday online at and Anyone can buy tickets at the Chester Fritz Box Office or by calling (800) 745-3000 or (701) 777-4090 beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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