Dwight Yoakam's two-night residency at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is completely sold out. Tickets for the iconic singer's highly-anticipated return to the historic stage -- scheduled for April 12 and 13 -- sold out within 30 and 45 minutes of being on sale, respectively.

The upcoming shows mark Yoakam's first at the Nashville landmark since 2005. The wait has been long, but the country music icon views his return as a homecoming celebration.

"The Ryman is one of a handful of places in the world, that from the moment you step inside, you can feel that you have entered a hallowed chamber occupied by the essence of the great," Yoakam shares of his return to the Mother Church of Country Music (quote via MSO PR).

Yoakam has re-emerged as one of country music's most in-demand touring artists since the release of his 2012 studio album, '3 Pears' -- his first in seven years. The album earned the singer the distinction of being the most critically-acclaimed country artist of the year, landing on a handful of 'Best Of' lists last year.

The singer continues to tour in promotion of the '3 Pears' with dates scheduled through September. It has just been announced that Yoakam will also perform at the Tennessee-based Bonnaroo Music Festival, scheduled for June 13-16. He will join Mumford & Sons, Paul McCartney and the Lumineers for the eclectic multi-day event.