The secrets behind Pete Anderson's tone on Dwight Yoakam's Guitars, Cadillacs

Pete Anderson and Dwight Yoakam
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Country music radio was dominated by slick “urban cowboy” pop sounds during the mid Eighties, but in 1986 a handful of artists with classic, traditional-inspired sounds emerged to shake up the scene. 

The release of Dwight Yoakam’s debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. was one of the peak breakthrough events of what became known as the “New Traditionalist” movement, delivering the hit singles Honky Tonk Man and Guitars, Cadillacs

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.