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Martina McBride to perform before sold-out crowd at Shooting Star Friday

Country superstar Martina McBride will perform at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino this Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are sold out.

Country superstar Martina McBride will soon grace the stage at Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center, located at 777 Casino Road in Mahnomen. Set to perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, McBride is one of four highly acclaimed entertainers performing at Shooting Star during the month of May, as part of its 20th Anniversary celebration. Tickets for McBride's show are sold out.

Known as the "Celine Dion of Country Music," Martina McBride is commonly recognized as a top female singer in country and contemporary music. With her soprano range, McBride is best-known for her powerful voice and timeless hits including "Independence Day" and "My Baby Loves Me."

McBride signed her first record deal in 1991 and released her debut album one year later. In 1997, McBride released her fourth album Evolution, which finally positioned her as a neo-traditional country star on the rise.

From then on, McBride repeatedly placed herself at the top of the Billboard country and adult contemporary charts with the release of one hit after another including "Safe in the Arms of Love," "Concrete Angel," "This One's for the Girls," and "In My Daughter's Eyes."

With all McBride's albums, she carefully selected songs that evoked emotion, heartfelt passion and inspiration, and in her latest album, Eleven, she once again chose powerful songs like "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." McBride confidently penned over half the album's tracks including the chart-topping hit "Teenage Daughters."

Over the course of her career, McBride sold more than 14 million albums, recorded nine albums and five compilations, nine of which reached gold certification or higher. McBride's success has garnered her countless honors including four Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, three Academy of Country Music Awards for Top Female Vocalist, and numerous other award nominations throughout her career.