After a decade apart, Dwight Yoakam is returning to Warner Bros. and will release a new studio album in early 2012. His most recent full-album release was a tribute to Buck Owens in 2007 on New West. Yoakam and Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, the Shins, the Strokes) will co-produce. "When I heard his current music, I was blown away," WMN Pres./CEO John Esposito says. "I’m incredibly proud to have him back at Warner Bros."