Red Dirt Festival kicks off at the Deadwood Mountain Gand

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Deadwood, SD It was a room full of cowboy hats, boots and great country music.

The Red Dirt Festival kicked off Friday at the Deadwood Mountain Grand with Brock Finn and Troy Cartwright.

The festival features music that originated from Texas and Oklahoma -- which is described as "true country" with an attitude.

This is the third year country music has rocked the streets of Deadwood and organizers say it's a way to dial up a typically slow season in the area.

Danielle Ozloond, Deadwood Mountain Grand media director says," January is a pretty quiet month in Deadwood so we were just looking for another reason to bring people to Deadwood , get them out of the house, get rid of the winter blues a little bit. We've got a lot of skiers and snowmobilers that hit the town and we thought this would be another reason to keep them around for the weekends as well."

Saturday night the Casey Donahew Band, Josh Abbott Band and Chancey Williams & the Younger Brother's Band will hit the stage. The music kicks off at 6.