DEADWOOD, S.D. (4/13/23) – One of the most prestigious organizations in country music, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) has nominated Deadwood Mountain Grand as ‘Casino Theater’ of the year for the 58th annual ceremony scheduled to take place Thursday, May 11th at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.

The resort, who was also nominated in 2022, is located in the heart of historic downtown Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The venue is in elite company, sharing nominations with the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, LA, Resorts World Theater at Resorts World in Las Vegas, NV, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL and Soaring Eagle in Mount Pleasant, MI. This is the third ACM nomination for Deadwood Mountain Grand as they were nominated in 2014 and 2022.

The nomination will bring national attention to the entire community of Deadwood with the annual awards show being one of the most anticipated events of the year for country music fans. “I am just so proud of our team,” gushed Susan Kightlinger, Deadwood Mountain Grand General Manager. “This nomination will bring national attention to our wonderful city and is a testament to how much the artists and promoters enjoy our facility and team.”

The multi-use facility with hotel, casino, casual fine dining, sports book and event center has featured hundreds of shows over the years including country legends like Willie Nelson, the Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama and this year’s ACM Awards co-host Dolly Parton.

Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, full service restaurants, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action including Dale’s Sportsbook Bar & Grill, a 3,000 person entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.

For more information, visit or call 605-559-1188. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.