J. Shane Mercer, Published August 27 2009
Weekend Watch: Randy Travis
Rooted in the traditional sounds of the genre, Randy Travis employed his distinctive rumbling baritone vocals to ascend the mountain of country music in the 1980s. And though his star doesn’t shine with the dominance it did in his heyday, he’s shown formidable staying power as evidenced by the fact that last year’s “Around the Bend” hit No. 3 on the country charts, as did his greatest-hits volume released this year. Travis brings his country roots to the region when he plays at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday at the Dakota Magic Casino near Hankinson, N.D. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of the show. Call (800) 325-6825, ext. 488 for more information.