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FireKeepers Casino Hotel Announces Country Legend Merle Haggard to Perform

(Battle Creek, MI.) June 22, 2015- One of country music’s most enduring superstars, Merle Haggard, is coming to the Events Center at FireKeepers Casino Hotel  on September 11, 2015 at 9 p.m. 

Tickets for Merle Haggard are on sale, with prices starting at $55. Purchases can be made at FireKeepersCasino.com or Startickets.com.To avoid service charges, purchase your tickets at the Box Office, located inside FireKeepers Casino Hotel Lobby.

Haggard, along with fellow country music legend Willie Nelson, continue to enjoy robust contemporary success, as their recently-released duets album, Django and Jimmie, has debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and in the Number Seven spot on the all-genre Billboard 200. The album's title is a reference to Haggard’s and Nelson’s  heroes — jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and one of country's first stars, Jimmie Rodgers.

Haggard has rocked the country stage for more than 50 years with hits like, “Sing me Back Home”, “Branded Man”, “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive”, and “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”. Audiences from around the world have embraced and love his music. Of his hundreds of hit songs, more than 40 have made it to number one on the country charts and many more in the top ten.

Throughout his career Haggard has written and performed personal songs that speak to the everyday working man. He has performed political songs such as, "Fightin' Side of Me," and “Working Man Blues”.  As well as songs with a touch of humor such as “Okie From Muskogee”. He can also preformed happier songs such as, “Daddy Frank ( The Guitar Man) in 1971 and “Grandma Harp” in 1972. Haggard has won many country awards over his long career, including being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994.

“The roots of today’s popular country music owe much of its credit to an iconic force such as Merle Haggard,” stated Jim Wise, Vice President of Marketing at FireKeepers Casino Hotel.  “We are proud to present Merle and the popularity of his current album reinforces his popularity to multiple generations of music fans.”

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, Mich. The property features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers also offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center capable of seating up to 2,000 guests, six distinctive dining destinations and multiple lounges and entertainment venues. For more information visit http://www.FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.