Western filmed at Old Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Good old fashioned western movie making at Old Tucson Studios Saturday.

The cameras were rolling as crews filmed "To Kill a Memory."  The film stars a well-known country music star.  Who's learning to play a cowboy.

You know him best as the Brooks in Brooks and Dunn.

"They called me back and gave me a script and it's the script that every 3-year-old dreams of when you're at home spinning guns and wanting to be a cowboy," said Kix Brooks.

Brooks is the lead cowboy in fact, the star of "To Kill a Memory."

He plays Duke Donovan in a western about the most notorious bank heist ever, the Mid-Day Massacre, and a lot of it is being shot at Old Tucson.

"There's no place like this, Old Tucson is very famous," said Dustin Rikert.  I've always loved shooting here; a great history, a great mystique."

Director Rikert, a native Arizonan says Arizona's the place to shoot. He expects his film to bring in about $250,000 to the local economy. 

Saturday it brought in crowds of fans eagerly looking on.

Everywhere you looked, something was going on. It is a lot of stop and start though. But every once in a while, a couple words from a star make it worth the wait.

And a country singer turned cowboy is working hard to make "Kill a Memory" something memorable.

Crews wrapped up shooting Saturday, but will be back on Tuesday May 31. The independent film is slated for release sometime in 2012.