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Here are five reasons you should see Dwight Yoakam Friday in the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.
• His last album, "3 Pears," was his 409th as a leader, and yet it's competitive with his best work. His Muse is a bubbling fountain that runs deeper than the sea.
• His vocals on Flaco Jimenez's version of "Carmelita" help make it the best Warren Zevon cover ever.
• Look at Dwight Baby's boots! He bought them from the oldest living survivor of the Battle of Chancellorville! Really.
• Dwight Baby don't NEED your stinkin' hair restoration!
• Not one of the "country" aspirants appearing on "The Voice" or "American Idol" has ever heard of Yoakam. This guarantees his worthiness.
- RICK KOSTER
Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m. Friday, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods; $20-$40; 1-800-200-2882, foxwoods.com.