Deadwood, South Dakota - Country music legends Travis Tritt and the Charlie Daniels Band will take the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. It's part of the all-star lineup for Deadwood’s new entertainment venue.
Deadwood Mountain Grand intends to be the premier year-around entertainment site in the Black Hills when it opens July 1. Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson kick things off with two shows on July 8 and 9. Stone Temple Pilots perform July 14, followed by the Oak Ridge Boys and Diamond Rio on July 17. More acts are being announced in coming weeks.
Tickets for the Travis Tritt/Charlie Daniels Band show go on sale Saturday, June 25th, at all Ticketmaster retail outlets, Ticketmaster.com and the Ticketmaster phone line, 800-745-3000.
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With 11 studio albums and five Billboard No. 1 hits, Travis Tritt has had us singing along since he burst onto the scene with his 1990 hit "Country Club" -- and he hasn't stopped since. Billboard's Top New Male Artist of 1990 is still rocking hard after 21 years, and he isn't showing signs of letting up anytime soon.
The Marietta, Ga., native said his love for music was inevitable. "Growing up just outside Atlanta, to the north of us you've got the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, a little bit south you've got Macon, Ga. -- home of the Allman Brothers and Capricorn Records. And off to west you've got Delta Blues. Sprinkle Southern gospel over the top of that, and you're talking about where I came from. I loved all of that music," he said. His eclectic background has produced in him a unique and sultry smooth country sound that crowds can’t seem to get enough of.
Also gracing the stage Aug. 3 will be one of the godfathers of country music -- Charlie Daniels. His music is mainstream Americana; and he’s had us tapping our foot to his homegrown blend of Wild West country and sweet Southern rock for more than 50 years. Ever since the "Devil Went Down to Georgia," America hasn’t been able to get Charlie Daniels out of its head.
In his early career, Daniels worked as a studio musician and songwriter, writing songs for top names such as Elvis Presley and backing Bob Dylan on three studio records. In 1971, he recorded his own full-length, self-titled record. Over the next four decades Charlie Daniels has given us 32 studio albums and 17 live records. He continues to be an institution in country music, influencing many of the top artists bursting onto the music scene today.
These days, Charlie Daniels concentrates mostly on giving back; he hosts the annual Volunteer Jam concerts, bringing together music and awareness across the country with help from his county music friends. He is also an avid supporter of our U.S. troops, and has played for service men and women all around the world; including in his 2007 production "Live from Iraq."
Deadwood Mountain Grand, in the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks downtown Deadwood, will have 210 state-of-the-art casino games, a 2,500-seat entertainment-and-event center and a multi-level parking garage. The 98-room luxury hotel is scheduled to be completed in the fall.