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Country star Lee Ann Womack performs live at Shooting Star this Friday

Country singer Lee Ann Womack, best known for her chart-topping hit, "I Hope You Dance," performs live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino this Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Country music singer Lee Ann Womack will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center this Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.starcasino.com/tickets or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas, Womack's passion for country music began at a young age. The singer-songwriter took her talents to Nashville in the early 1990's, where her signature sound, a mix of traditional country and contemporary pop, landed her a record deal with Decca Records in 1996. Womack quickly rose to country music stardom, writing and recording hit singles such as "Never Again, Again" and "The Fool," both of which soared to the Top 5 Billboard Country Chart in 1997.

That year, the country music scene had high praise for the breakout star: Womack won Top New Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Artist of the Year from Billboard Magazine, and was nominated for the Horizon award by the Country Music Association.

Her second studio album, entitled "Some Things I Know," was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1999. She was named Favorite New Country Artist by the American Music Awards that same year.

Her third and most well-recognized studio album, "I Hope You Dance," was met with major success in the year 2000. The title track spent five weeks as No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart before crossing over to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. With transcendent vocals and powerful lyrics, the iconic country-pop ballad won the Country Music Association's "Song of the Year" and "Single of the Year" awards. Womack performed the hit single at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in December of 2000.

In 2002, Womack teamed up with country music legend Willie Nelson to record a duet, "Mendocino County Line," which won the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration in 2003. Her latest album, entitled "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone," revisits Womack's Texas roots — a hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues. The critically acclaimed record was nominated for two 2019 Grammy awards: Best Americana Album and Best Americana Roots Song.