(Deadwood, South Dakota) - Over 20 Hot-Shot songwriters and recording artists will travel to Deadwood, South Dakota to take part in the inaugural Wild West Songwriters Festival which will take place October 11-14, 2012.
These Songwriters have penned hits for the biggest names in Country and Rock music such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Tonic, Fuel, LeAnn Rimes, Restless Heart, Tyler Hilton and Jack’s Mannequin, just to name a few, and will gather to entertain and delight crowds during the exciting weekend.
The Festival will celebrate the tradition of story telling through song in a way that is unique to the culture and history of Deadwood’s Wild Western ways. Performances will be held day and night at some of Historic Deadwood’s finest establishments, including The Deadwood Mountain Grand, Saloon #10, The Bullock Hotel, and The Deadwood Loading Dock.
Performances will be “In the Round,” featuring three to five songwriters guiding the intimate, conversational show. The Songwriters themselves will perform their biggest hits as they were written, as well as share their true-life stories of how these songs began with pen and paper and ended being recorded and performed by some of the biggest Rock and Country artists. The weekend-long Festival won’t stop with powerhouse performances – the Wild West Songwriters Festival will host Nightcap Socials, Happy Hours, and other events for Weekend Pass-Holders.
Wild West Songwriters Festival Performers:
Emerson Hart (of Tonic) - ”If You Could Only See” and “Open Up Your Eyes” - Tonic
Wayne Kirkpatrick - ”Change The World” - Eric Clapton, ”Boondocks” and “Bring It On Home” - Little Big Town
Jaren Johnston - ”Sing ‘Em My Good Friend” – Kenny Chesney, “You Gonna Fly” - Keith Urban, “If It Rains” – Meatloaf
Carl Bell (of Fuel) - ”Shimmer,” “Hemorrhage,” and “Bad Day” – Fuel
Billy Burnette - ”What’s a Little Love Between Friends,” “Soldier of Love,” and “Ain’t It Just Like Love” - Billy Burnette
Tyler Hilton (Songwriter, Artist, and Actor) - ”This World Will Turn Your Way,” ”You’ll Ask for Me” and “How Love Should Be” - Tyler Hilton
Cary Barlowe - ”American Honey” - Lady Antebellum, ”Untouchable” - Taylor Swift, “No Yesterday” - Bucky Covington
Andrew McMahon - ”Dear Jack”, “The Resuloution” and “Swim” – Jack’s Mannequin, “Space,” “Punk Rock Princess” – Something Corporate
Steven Dale Jones - ”One More Day” – Diamond Rio, “He Gets That From Me” - Reba McEntire, “Ten Thousand Angels” – Mindy McCready
Bonnie Baker - ”Love Makes Me” and “Rainy Season” - Hunter Hays, ”Play” - Rascal Flatts
Catilyn Smith - ”It Ain’t Easy” - Jason Aldean, ”Let It Hurt” – Rascal Flatts
Shane McAnally - ”Last Call” - Le Ann Womack, ”Neon” - Chris Young, ”Alone With You” - Jake Owen
Josh Osborne - ”Neon” - Chris Young, ”Come Over” - Kenny Chesney
Marc Beeson - ”When She Cries” - Restless Heart, ”Long After I’m Gone” - Big Kenny, ”This Love” - LeAnn Rimes
Brandy Clark - ”Crazy Woman” - LeAnn Rimes, ”Mama’s Broken Heart” - Miranda Lambert, ”The Day She Got Divorced” - Reba McEntire
Danny Myrick - ”She’s Country” - Jason Aldean, ”International Harvester” - Craig Morgan, ”Loud” - Big & Rich
Weekend passes are available for $75 and will include access to all performances, Night Caps, Happy Hour Socials, and more. Single-Day tickets are available for $25-35. To order tickets, please visit www.DeadwoodMountainGrand.com.
About The Deadwood Mountain Grand: Prior to the opening of this Hotel, Event Center, and Casino, the property was home to the mining structure known as the Deadwood Slime Plant. The City’s Historic Preservation Commission funded the facade restoration, to ensure the historic mining heritage is honored and preserved. Currently, the Event Center plays host to performances by some of Music’s biggest acts. Artists who have set the stage include: Don Williams, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Pat Benatar, Clay Walker, Tracy Lawrence, Ronnie Milsap, The Bellamy Brothers, Randy Travis, Chris Young, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many more. For more information please visit www.DeadwoodMountainGrand.com.
About Saloon #10: Saloon #10 is the famed location where Wild Bill Hickok played his last game of poker after being killed by the assassin Jack McCall. When Wild Bill was killed he was holding a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights, forever known as the “Dead Man’s Hand”. Billed as the only museum in the world with a bar, the Saloon #10 is known throughout the world for not only its history but for its range of live music and parties. For more information please visit saloon10.com.
About The Bullock Hotel: This historic property on Deadwood’s Main Street was built by Deadwood’s first sheriff, Seth Bullock. You can step back in time and through the very same corridors that Bullock still proudly “haunts”. According to dozens of reports, Bullock continues to play host at his beloved hotel. Participants will enjoy live music and sessions in “Seth’s Cellar” in the basement of the Hotel. For more information please visit historicbullock.com.
About Deadwood Loading Dock: The Deadwood Loading Dock sits in the location where W.E. Adams made his fortune and right next to Deadwood’s train depot which brought thousands of people to Deadwood seeking their fortune either from gold or from other “not- so-reputable” ways. Fore more information please visit deadwoodloadingdock.com.
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