Arts and Entertainment

Country superstar Martina McBride to perform at Puyallup Fair on Sept. 12

Martina McBride has been called the
Martina McBride has been called the 'Céline Dion of Country Music' for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range.
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Martina McBride, one of country's top female artists who is well known for Billboard's No. 1 hit songs "Broken Wing," "Wrong Again," "I Love You" and "Blessed", plays the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 12, part of the Columbia Bank concert series.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 7 on the fair website, www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone (888-559-3247) daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. To save the convenience charges, purchase tickets in person at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center box office at 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Ticket prices are $65 for Golden Circle, $55, $45 and $35. All seats are reserved and include fair gate admission.

McBride has firmly made a place for herself in the country music arena.

Having sold 14 million albums in the U.S., McBride won Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times and received the Academy of Country Music's "Top Female Vocalist" award three times.

McBride has recorded nine studio albums, one greatest hits compilation, one "live" album, a Christmas compilation, as well as two additional compilation albums. Seven of her studio albums and two of her compilations have received an RIAA Gold certification, or higher.

For more information, visit www.MartinaMcBride.com.

More acts will be announced in the coming months.

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Puyallup Fair concert lineup

Sept. 10 – Heart (rock), 7:30 p.m., tickets $65-$25

Sept. 12 – Martina McBride (country), 7:30 p.m., $65-$35

Sept. 13 – TobyMac (Christian), 7:30 p.m., $50-$25

Sept. 14 – Jeff Foxworthy (comedy), 7:30 p.m., $65-$25

Sept. 17 – Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson (pop), 7:30 p.m., $60-$30

Sept. 20 – Jeff Dunham (comedy), 7:30 p.m. $65-$25

Sept. 22 – An Evening with Tim McGraw (country), 7:30 p.m., $95-50

The Puyallup Fair started in 1900, is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and is the largest in Washington. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event each September. For further information about the Sept. 7-23 Puyallup Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text "FAIR" to 75868.

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