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PIERRE, S.D. – Country music stars Big and Rich recently filmed scenes in South Dakota for the music video of their newest single, “Big Time.” The video, featuring some Deadwood residents, is airing on Country Music Television (CMT). The video was shot almost entirely in the Black Hills. It features the duo riding horses down Deadwood’s Historic Main Street and at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, singing on the balcony of the Franklin Hotel and playing guitar at Moonshine Gulch Saloon in Rochford. Local residents who gathered to watch the filming are seen in the video. Bill Walsh, owner of the Franklin Hotel, is seen entering the saloon and tipping his hat to the pair. “This music video is great publicity for South Dakota and the Black Hills,” said Billie Jo Waara, director of the South Dakota Office of Tourism. “Big and Rich visited Deadwood and the Black Hills several times and were so impressed, they wanted to showcase the area in a music video.” “Big” Kenny Alphin and John Rich make up the duo of Big and Rich. They released their first album, “Horse of a Different Color,” in 2004. The album has already produced two award-winning songs and garnered five CMT nominations in 2005. The album also includes a song titled “Deadwood Mountain.” Big and Rich were nominated for best country performance by a duo or group at the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards.