King of Fools
Opener "Pocket of a Clown" is such a perfect re-creation of early '60s Nashville, it's hard to believe Yoakam wrote it himself in the early '90s. Put that next to the transcendent "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" and it's clear: we've got a major, singular talent on our hands with Dwight Yoakam. Released in 1993, This Time reached No. 4 on the Billboard Country Chart and garnered hits with "Ain't That Lonely Yet," "Fast as You" and "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere." The title cut is the best George Jones song George Jones never wrote.