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Neal McCoy at Shooting Star

Country chart-topper Neal McCoy performs this Friday, March 21 at Mahnomen’s Shooting Star Casino, starting at 8 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Platinum-selling country singer Neal McCoy will perform live at Mahnomen’s Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center on Friday, March 21, at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at, or via the “Events” tab on Shooting Star’s Facebook page.

Neal McCoy, a Jacksonville, Texas, native, hit the country scene in 1993 with two back-to-back number one singles, “No Doubt About It,” and “Wink.”

Throughout his career, McCoy has released 10 studio albums and 34 hit singles to country radio.

With his commercial success continuing through the late 1990s, McCoy was honored with the Entertainer of the Year award in 1998 and 1999 by the TNN/Music City News Country Awards (now “CMT Music Awards”) and was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) Humanitarian Award in 2005.

McCoy’s neo-traditionalist honky tonk sound was influenced by his early exposure to a wide variety of music, including country, swing, rock, disco, and rhythm and blues.

While his baritone voice and rich sound placed him in the charts, his reputation for thrilling, freewheeling live shows has contributed the most to his growing popularity.

Through it all, the love McCoy has for his fans and their positive reinforcement inspires him to continue making music.

“When the audience is really into it, it just doesn’t get any better,” McCoy says.

“On stage is where I belong.”