Although unquestionably a country record, 'Population Me' offers a wider array of musical colors than the straight country sound Yoakam's has come to be known for. This record features seven original songs as well as three covers tracks. Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs plays banjo on the reworked cover of Burt Bacharach's 'Trains and Boats and Planes', and banjo is also prominently featured on the Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mike Stinson's 'The Late Great Golden State', which features Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles on background vocals.
Track Listing: 1. The Late Great Golden State - Dwight Yoakam (2.28) 2. No Such Thing - Dwight Yoakam (3.19) 3. Fair to Midland - Dwight Yoakam (3.26) 4. An Exception to the Rule - Dwight Yoakam (2.2) 5. Population Me - Dwight Yoakam (4.42) 6. Stayin' Up Late (Thinkin' About It) - Dwight Yoakam (2.5) 7. Trains and Boats and Planes - Dwight Yoakam (3.21) 8. If Teardrops Were Diamonds (With Willie Nelson) - Dwight Yoakam (3.19) 9. I'd Avoid Me Too - Dwight Yoakam (2.59) 10. The Back of Your Hand - Dwight Yoakam (3.07)