Dwight Yoakam Tempts Fate in “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”

Dwight Yoakam’s 1993 video for “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere” may be one of the most dangerous country music video shoots ever. The concept calls for a helicopter to film Yoakam standing on the open flatbed of a speeding locomotive. At no point is he strapped on to anything. He’s just standing there shuffling his feet, spinning on his heels, singing and playing a guitar. It’s enough to make me a bit queasy just watching it. As if that wasn’t enough, he then moves to the very front of the train, even hanging his feet off the edge as he thunders down the tracks. No thanks, Dwight. I’ll be waiting in the dinner car if you need me. Check out the classic video, “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.”