Review: Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart (Warner Music Canada)

Dwight YoakamIn the 29 years since his debut album, few country music artists have proven to be as consistent as Dwight Yoakam. Second Hand Heart, Yoakam’s first album of new music in three years, finds the singer mining familiar territory, but managing to make his songs sound as fresh as ever. The record kicks off with “In Another World” and “She,” both mid-tempo tracks but with the latter displaying a generous helping of jangly guitar melodies. Whether Yoakam is travelling traditional country territory (“Off Your Mind”) or playing to his love of the electric guitar on “Liar” as well as a rousing version of “Man Of Constant Sorrow,” he proves the spirit of country music is alive and well on Second Hand Heart.