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MESCALERO, N.M. (December 3, 2016) — Get ready for a rootin’-tootin’ good time at Inn of the Mountain Gods this February, as the resort welcomes rising star Tyler Farr on Feb. 11 and country staple Granger Smith on Feb. 17.

Missouri native Tyler Farr has seen a meteoric rise to success, not just in the country music space, but in the entire music industry. Like most of today’s stars, Farr began his career off the stage, penning hits for the likes of Cole Swindell and Joe Nichols before releasing his debut single “Hot Mess” in 2012.

While “Hot Mess” wasn’t a huge commercial success, the critics’ responded positively to Farr’s debut. This critical buzz and hit singles like “Whiskey in My Water” helped launch his debut album, “Redneck Crazy,” to the no. 5 on the Billboard 200 and platinum certification.

His most recent album, “Suffer in Peace,” continued the 32-year-old’s rise to super-stardom peaking at no. 4 on the Billboard 200 and again reaching platinum certification. Tickets for Tyler Farr’s Feb. 11 performance start at $25 and can be purchased at or

Dallas native Granger Smith taught himself to play guitar at 14 thinking it would be a fun way to get girls, however, he quickly found music to be a passion worth pursuing and moved to Nashville at 19. Smith spent four years in Nashville learning the ins and outs of the industry as a songwriter with EMI Music Publishing before returning to Texas A&M to finish college and start his own band.

Once back in Texas, Granger Smith didn’t seek out a record deal, opting to hit an aggressive tour schedule while independently producing seven albums from 1998 to 2015. His final independent effort, “Dirt Road Highway,” even reached no. 1 on iTunes as it sold 69,000 copies.

Smith finally signed his first recording deal with Wheelhouse Records in 2015, releasing his label debut “Remington,” in March of 2016. His relentless touring and online presence as an independent artist paid off, as “Remington” climbed to no. 3 on the Top Country charts while selling more than 65,000 copies.

For more information on upcoming entertainment at Inn of the Mountain Gods or to make a room reservation visit or call 1-800-545-9011.  


Inn of the Mountain Gods is New Mexico’s premier resort-casino destination situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico. Located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso, the Inn is set in the cool, tall pines of the Sacramento Mountains where visitors enjoy clean, crisp air, breathtaking scenery, exciting entertainment and the best casino action in the Southwest. From the welcoming design of its 273 luxury rooms and suites, numerous dining options, and 38,000 square feet of action-packed gaming, Inn of the Mountain Gods has it all. Add to that a championship golf course named one of the top courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Week Magazine, and the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache, offering the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with 55 runs served by 11 lifts and New Mexico’s only eight-passenger Gondola, the Inn offers guests something for every season.


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