Staff Report

Country pop singer Brett Young and “King of the Accordion” Ramon Ayala will perform in September at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom.

Young is bringing his “Ticket to L.A. Tour” to the casino at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Tickets are $69, $74, $79, $89 and $99.

Brett Young was named the 2018 ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year for his latest album, “Ticket to L.A.”

Young was named the 2018 ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year for his latest album, “Ticket to L.A.” The 13-track project hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart upon its release and features the lead single “Here Tonight,” which topped the Medibase and Billboard Country charts. 

Young began developing his singing talent in the late 1990s. While in attendance at Calvary Chapel High School in CoastMesa, CA, he stepped in to replace an absent leader of the band during a Christian worship meeting.

Young also excelled in high school baseball, leading his team to a CIF championship. He earned a full ride to the University of Mississippi in 1999 after turning down pre-draft selection by both the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Minnesota Twins, but his baseball career was cut short due to an elbow injury in 2003.

Ramon Ayala is one of the founders of modern norteño music

Ayala is returning to the casino for two performances, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28. Tickets for each show are $49, $59, $69, $74 & $79.

Throughout his career of more than four decades, Ayala has become one of the most popular and esteemed personalities in Regional Mexican music. As an innovative accordionist and vocalist, he has been at the helm of two of the most successful norteño bands in the history of the genre – Los Relampagos Del Norte and Ramon Ayala Y Sus Bravos Del Norte.

He has recorded more than 100 albums and continues to be remembered as one of the founders of modern norteño music. Offering his unique style of a wide range of love songs, rancheras and corridos, he is known to serenade the crowd.

Ayala has won and has been nominated for several Grammy awards. In 2001, he was awarded with an American Grammy Award for the album “En Vivo … El Hombre Y Su Música.” He has also been awarded with two Latin Grammy Awards for albums “Quémame Los Ojos” and “El Numero Cien.”

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