“Guitars, Cadillacs” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It was released in June 1986 as the second single and partial title track from his debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.. It peaked at number 4 in the United States, and number 2 in Canada.
Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that “walking bass, twangy guitar, fiddle, and Yoakam’s voice make it a pure hillbilly delight.”
In June 2014, Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Guitars, Cadillacs” #94 in their list of the 100 greatest country songs.
B-side “I’ll Be Gone”
Released June 30, 1986
Label Reprise 728688
Songwriter(s) Dwight Yoakam
Producer(s) Pete Anderson