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(Sioux Falls, SD) – On Saturday, October 24, 2020, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, along with Governor Noem’s Sportsmen’s Showcase, welcomes back country music superstar, Chris Young, to Sioux Falls. Tickets go on-sale Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. CT at the KELOLAND Box Office and

Governor Noem’s Sportsmen’s Showcase and Concert will be part of the annual Governor’s Hunt, a long-standing part of South Dakota’s pheasant hunting tradition. “South Dakota is home to the best pheasant hunting in America,” said Governor Noem. “This year, we’re moving the annual Governor’s Hunt to Sioux Falls, and we’re adding the Sportsmen’s Showcase and Concert to make this event bigger and better than ever before. We’re excited to welcome Chris Young back to South Dakota to headline the concert. I hope folks from across the state can join us for the event and help us celebrate the things that make South Dakota such a special place.” 

As the presenting sponsor of the concert, Sanford Health is delighted to play a vital role in the success, “This event is all about showcasing everything our great state has to offer to help drive continued economic growth,” said Paul Hanson, president and CEO of Sanford Health, Sioux Falls region. “We’re honored to support longstanding South Dakota tradition.”

Chris Young, a multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville entertainer, will headline Governor Noem’s Sportsmen’s Showcase and Concert this fall. Chris has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, 2 Billion on-demand streams, 12 Million singles sold, 11 career No. 1 singles, 17 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music nominations. As a prolific creator, Chris has given fans 7 studio albums in 14 years including Losing Sleep, his third project in less than two years. The title track is certified Platinum while “Hangin’ On” is his ninth No. 1 as a songwriter. Losing Sleep (2017) and I’m Comin’ Over (2015) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with “I’m Comin’ Over” becoming Young’s first 2x Platinum single. 

Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world including the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his eleven chart-toppers — including back-to-back No. 1s “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over” — the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist headlined the Raised On Country World Tour, playing to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries in 2019. 

Chris’ brand-new song “If That Ain’t God”is written by Young, Matt Roy, Mitchell Oglesby, and Greylan James and co-produced by Young and Chris DeStefano. His last single, “Drowning,” was named as one of Rolling Stone’s Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019, plus listen to other new tracks “Raised On Country” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” featuring Lauren Alaina. For more information, visit


About Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

The ASM Global-managed Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is the region’s newest and largest sports and entertainment venue, hosting a variety of events including concerts, hockey, indoor football, Division I basketball, rodeos, family programs and much more. The facility features two public and two private clubs and offers premium seating including private suites, loge boxes, and club seats. Denny Sanford PREMIER Center opened September 19, 2014. For more information, visit

About ASM Global

ASM Global was formed in October 2019 from the merger of AEG Facilities, the global innovator in live entertainment venues, and SMG, the gold standard in event management. ASM Global is a venue management powerhouse that spans five continents, 14 countries and more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues. As the world’s most trusted venue manager, ASM Global provides venue strategy and management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. Among the venues in our portfolio are landmark facilities such as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Conference Centre in Shenzhen, China. ASM Global also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies.