Kentucky-born singer-songwriter, actor and director Dwight Yoakam is a true country music pioneer. Since the beginning of his career in the early 1980s, Yoakam has released more than 14 studio albums, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and won two Grammy Awards out of an astounding 17 nominations.

In this all-new episode of Guitar Center Sessions on DIRECTV, Nic Harcourt sits down with Yoakam to talk about his storied journey through the music business, his creative process, and the evolution of country music throughout the years. Plus, watch exclusive performances from his set at the world-famous Guitar Center Hollywood, featuring songs from his newest album, Second Hand Heart, available now on iTunes.