In 1966, Capital Records saw Haggard's I'm A Lonesome Fugitive hit No. 1 on the charts. In 1967, I Threw Away A Rose began a remarkable streak of 37 straight Top 10 Hits and 23 No. 1 singles. Two years later, Haggard recorded Today I Started Loving You Again, one of his most important and lucrative songs.
The end of the 60s found Haggard voicing political and social commentary with the controversial hit, Okie From Muskogee, which was released during the Viet Nam conflict.
In the late 70s, Haggard signed on with MCA Records and he moved to Epic Records in 1981.
A decade later, Haggard found himself on board at Curb Records. In recent years, he has released an acoustic album, If I Could Only Fly. In 2007, Haggard turned to bluegrass music releasing The Bluegrass Sessions.
The Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater will headline the all-girl band Thund-Her-Stuck that pays tribute to AC/DC on Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m. One fan's description of the group is, "These femme fatales serve up the badass-attitude rock 'n' roll of AC/DC that is hard hitting!" Tickets are $10.
The annual Laughlin River Run will be held April 23-27. This is a city-wide motorcycle gathering with more than 60,000 bikers expected for the 25th anniversary of the five-day event. There will be custom bike shows, poker runs, entertainment, contests, exhibits, demonstrations and vendors.
The Laughlin properties will be hosting a new first-time event, Laughlin Weekend of Wheels, May 9-11 that will feature all years, makes and models of classic vehicles and related events. Visit www.laughlincarshows.com for information.
A Demolition Derby will be held on April 12 at the Avi's Special Events Arena. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Cost at the gate for an adult pit pass is $17, an adult general admission $12, and $5 for children 6-16.
The Edgewater and Colorado Belle are turning tax season into a celebration with the $32,000 Tax Relief Giveaway running through April 15. The interactive game show puts a twist on tax season by rewarding guests up to $1,000 daily just by using their ACCESS Club cards while playing. On April 15, one lucky guest at each property has the opportunity to win up to $5,000 in cash in the grand prize drawing.
All ACCESS Club members receive one free entry daily just for being a member. Additional entries may be received by earning 250 points on their ACCESS Club card, receiving a Blackjack in the pit area and through play in the Poker Room. Players may also receive five bonus entries just by showing their room key from another Laughlin resort. Colorado Belle drawings are held at 7 p.m. nightly and Edgewater drawings are held at 8 p.m.
Another promotion is the Party Pit that takes place from 6 p.m. on Fridays through 6 p.m. on Sundays. A winning hand could earn players a spin on the prize wheel which includes complimentary buffets, rooms, t-shirts, hats, caps, match play and cash. Winning hands include a suited Blackjack, any 6-7-8 (21 straight), any three 7's and a 5 card Charlie totaling 21 or less.
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