Billy Ray Cyrus
Saturday, October 14th
at 7 pm.
Billy Ray Cyrus -- October 14th
Ready for a fierce debate? When you ask
your friends what their favorite Billy Ray
Cyrus song is, that's guaranteed to be the
Hear all the contenders when our
favorite country music star comes to Spirit
Mountain Casino on Saturday, October 14th
at 7 pm.
In the meantime, gear up for the
show with our top picks:
"Storm in the Heartland"
The title track from Cyrus's third studio album
climbed up the Billboard Hot Country
Songs list upon its release, helping to certify
Storm in the Heartland its RIAA gold certification.
"Some Gave All"
This 1992 patriotic anthem came from
Cyrus's debut album of the same name. The
song - and the record - plunged the singer
into status as one of the most popular country
musicians of the decade.
"Achy Breaky Heart"
Don Von Tress might have written the original,
but it's the Billy Ray Cyrus version that
has been a staple on country radio stations
nationwide since 1992.
"In the Heart of a Woman"
After its debut, this tearjerker of a song
scored the number three spot on the Billboard
Hot Country Songs list. Equal parts
love song and cautionary tale, it "In the Heart
of a Woman" is a mainstay in country music.
"Could've Been Me"
The lyrics from this 1992 hit single might
be laced with regret, but the instrumentals
pull in an upbeat vibe that drew comparisons
to Bruce Springsteen.
Ready to experience Billy Ray Cyrus live in
the Willamette Valley? Tickets are on sale
now. With his high-energy stage presence,
infectious charisma, and a Rolodex of hits
spanning more than two decades, Billy Ray
Cyrus promises to bring the full package of
country music charm to Spirit Mountain Casino.
1859 Cider Company
Tucked Away In The Old Electric Alley
Dan and Patricia Fox owners
of 1859 Cider Company
Dan and Patricia Fox feel like they started this
venture ages ago. Maybe it was their 11 month
build out in a historical building or that harvest
is about to begin yet again, but they've only been
in business just over a year.
Dan and Patricia
met as Environmental Scientists with a passion
to bring their love of science, sustainability values,
and desire to have something fun of their
own. "We thought about going into brewing, but
it was the connection to the land that got us into
wine -that sense of terror" Patricia explains.
Dan is a seventh generation Oregonian and
grew up in a farming family that dates back to
1838 in Salem. Their company name celebrates
Dan's heritage and that they were signers on
statehood documents. Patricia's background is
rooted in soil and arboriculture. Together, they
went back to school with the hope to open their
own wine label.
Patricia tells how Dan had to convince her
to get into cider and she just wasn't interested
in since it was being processed like beer with
no real fruit, lots of water, was released very
young and at a rapid pace. "I loved the idea of
helping shape the industry by doing something
different - something that was real and didn't
involve a recipe" says Dan.
1859 Cider uses only
local, seasonal fruit and never uses concentrates
or water, sugar, honey, or syrups. Asked if his
winemaking background assists in his style of
making cider, Dan shares that he relies on his
training. "We make vintage ciders just like wine.
The only difference is our harvest is longer than
wine and the end product is carbonated" laughs
Their passion is catching on. Just one year in
business and they've had honorable mentions
in Cidercraft magazine, awarded Best Cider in
Oregon for 2017 from Willamette Week, and
was voted the only U.S. cidery to be included in
Sip magazine's list of the best five new cideries
to check out, among others.
"We're thrilled at how our first year has been
going. We just started self-distribution in June
and the response has been wonderful" Patricia
shares. Some may have a hard time finding
downtown Salem's only alcohol producer since
1953, but once you do, you will be back. Tucked
away in the alley behind Liberty Street between
Chemeketa and Court Streets, the alley was
once known as Electric Alley.
In fact, the Fox's
have been very involved downtown working to
improve downtown aesthetics. They're working
with others to improve the alleys through
plants, art, reducing vehicular traffic, naming
them with their historical names, and installing
garbage enclosures. "Alleys have that cool factor
and are unique to Salem. You get out of the hustle
and bustle of the main drag" Patricia says.
1859 Cider's taproom and production space is
open and transparent in every way, from their
menus detailing each cider to their production
space where you can watch them process fruit.
Yes, 1859 Cider Co. gives the proper homage to
downtown and the generations before them.
Dead Guy Meets His Spirit
Dead Guy Ale and Dead Guy Whiskey Collide
Note The Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels
The dead have collided with Dead 'N' Dead,
a combination of award-winning Dead Guy
Ale and Dead Guy Whiskey barrels. Part of
Rogue's DIY Revolution, Dead 'N' Dead is
another example of how Rogue utilizes everything
under its roof to craft distinctly
The only brewery-distillery-cooperage in
the U.S., Rogue brewers, distillers and coopers
placed Dead Guy Ale in barrels which
had previously held Dead Guy Whiskey,
made with Rogue Farms ingredients. The
beer was then aged for six months, allowing
it to soak up flavors and personality from the
"We had a lot of fun producing Dead 'N'
Dead," said Rogue President Brett Joyce.
"We have these amazing tools to work with,
from our handcrafted ales and spirits to our
whiskey barrels. Our brewers and distillers
got resourceful by colliding our most popular
beer and spirit to make a new favorite."
Dead 'N' Dead features a strong whiskey
nose and added notes of oak and vanilla,
with a smooth caramel flavor from the whiskey
barrels that balances out Dead Guy Ale's
malty, honey sweetness.
Just in time for Fall,
Dead 'N' Dead will be available for a limited
time in 22oz. bottles and available on draft
in select locations. Find it near you using the
Rogue Beer Finder. For more information
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter
founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America's
first microbreweries. Rogue has won
more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and
packaging and is available in all 50 states as
well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has
remained committed to saving the terroir of
Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapenos,
and pumpkins one acre at a time by
growing its own.