Normally when we put up a post to announce a contest winner, it is short. We show the prize, tell you who the winner was, and the city and state where they lived, and that’s all. This time, we have a contest winner with a story. And, we are so happy he is allowing us to share that story with all of you.
Our winner is Richard A., from Murfreesboro, Tenn. When we sent Richard an e-mail to tell him that he was the winner, we got back a story. Our winners are always picked at random, from the many e-mails we receive. As I’m sure you all know, Dwight Yoakam has fans all over the world, and our entries came in from many countries! Somehow, we managed to pick one of Dwight’s most loyal fans, who was actually celebrating his birthday on April 20, the date our contest ended!
The photo above is Richard and Dwight, and was taken when Richard was just 5 years old. In Richard’s e-mail after being notified that he won the CD, he said, “Thank you so much for the win. I haven’t won much in a while. I also won Dwight tickets when I was a little boy. And that night I went back stage. At one event, Emmylou Harris got me back to meet Dwight. In the years that followed, Manuel, his clothes designer got me back stage as well.”
“During the latest meet and greet, which is the picture of my wife and I with Dwight, he signed my poster that was blown up. He is an awesome country music legend. He is always great to his fans. He is also my favorite artist and no one can compare. It is very true, I am a die hard fan and will always be. This is the best birthday gift I have ever won and the greatest contest I have ever won. You guys rock. Keep it up always and best wishes.”
Richard, you are more then welcome. Thank you for entering our contest, and thanks for reading Country’s Chatter. We appreciate all of our readers, and thank everyone who entered. We also want to remind everyone that even if you have already won a contest, keep entering. There is no limit to the number of contests you can enter.
In addition to Dwight’s web site, visit his Facebook page, and be sure to “Like” it while you are there. If you are like most of Dwight’s fans, you will want to watch some great videos on YouTube. You can also follow him on Twitter @DwightYoakam. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.
Again, congratulations to Richard A., from Murfreesboro, Tenn. We know you will enjoy your new Dwight Yoakam CD.