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March 6, 2017

Lee Creek Tavern hosts Stoney Larue March 17

ROLAND, Okla. — Red Dirt and Texas Country’s own Stoney LaRue invades Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland on March 17.

The free admission show at Lee Creek Tavern begins at 8 p.m.

Born in Texas, LaRue was raised in southeastern Oklahoma and began playing country music at a young age. Nearing his 20s, LaRue moved to Stillwater and began to play at the various bars around the college town.

There he befriended two other well-known Red Dirt musicians, Jason Boland and Cody Canada, and the three moved into the infamous “Yellow House,” where they would have late-night jam sessions and entertain various other musicians around town, like Mike McClure and Brandon Jenkins. LaRue is heavily influenced by Woody Guthrie and Bob Childers.

In 2002, LaRue led The Organic Boogie Band and released his first album, “Downtown,” recorded in private sessions at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. The 2005 follow-up album and fan favorite, “The Red Dirt Album,” reached the Billboard sales charts its debut week.

The singer-songwriter has released seven studio albums, with six reaching Top 100 on the Billboard US Country charts. Fan favorites include “Down in Flames,” “Walk Away,” “Feet Don’t Touch The Ground,” “Oklahoma Breakdown,” “Texas Moon,” “One Chord Song” and “Golden Shackles.”

His latest album, “Us Time,” features original hits as well as new favorites, including “Empty Glass,” “Into the Mystic” and “Wichita Lineman.”

LaRue has sold more than one million records over his career, playing 200-plus shows each year.

For more information on LaRue, visit www.stoneylarue.com.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is located off Highway 64 on Cherokee Boulevard in Roland.

For more information on Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland, visit www.cherokeecasino.com or call (800) 256-2338. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.