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DEADWOOD, S.D. (04/17/17) – Over the past three decades, Steve Earle has established himself as a kind of rootsy Renaissance man. A Texas-bred songwriter that is also a political activist, radio host, rocker, actor and playwright and on Saturday, August 19th he and his band the Dukes, will be bringing his many hits to the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center for a one-night only performance.
In 1975, a 20-year-old Earle traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to embark on a musical career, and soon met with childhood inspirations Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. When Earle began performing at small Nashville venues, country fans were initially put off by his long hair and opposition to the Vietnam War. His strong musical abilities and unique country-rock style, however, eventually won out.
Earle's debut studio album, 1986's Guitar Town, met with both commercial and critical acclaim, with one track, "Goodbye's All We Got Left," landing on the country music chart's Top 10. Two years after releasing Guitar Town, Earle completed his second album, Copperhead Road (1988), which also received wide applause. In 1990, following several failed relationships and battles with addiction, he released The Hard Way, an emotional and somewhat darker project than his prior two releases.
Earle incorporated his politically left ideals—including his anti-death penalty and -war stances—into several songs on the albums Jerusalem and The Revolution Starts...Now, released in 2002 and 2004, respectively. For Revolution, Earle won a Grammy Award (for best contemporary folk album). Four years later, he won another Grammy (for best contemporary folk/Americana album) for 2008's Washington Square Serenade, which features a song performed by Earle and his sixth wife, Allison Moorer. He received a third Grammy (for best contemporary folk album) in 2009, for his Townes Van Zandt-tribute album, Townes.
Earle’s hits over the years include “Guitar Town”, “Goodbye Is All We’ve Got Left”, “Hillbilly Highway” and the iconic “Copperhead Road”. “We’re thrilled to have Steve Earle return to Deadwood Mountain Grand,” said Resort Manager, Susan Kightlinger. “If this show is anything like the last time he was here, it’s going to be an amazing night for music fans.”
Tickets on sale for Steve Earle and the Dukes go on sale for Deadwood Mountain Grand Rewards Members at 10am, Tuesday, April 18th and to the public on Friday, April 21st. For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605-559-0386. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.