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Williams to perform at Shooting Star Casino

Don Williams will perform a concert on April 11 at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn. Tickets are on sale now. Submitted photo

Country legend Don Williams will perform on stage at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center, located at 777 Casino Road in Mahnomen, Minn.

Williams, nicknamed the “Gentle Giant” due to his large, imposing build, embarked on his music journey after graduating high school in the early ’60s and has built upon his career over the years, leading him to attain 17 No. 1 hits, including “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me,” “Tulsa Time” and “Stay Young.” His hit singles also included his Grammy-nominated song, “I Just Came Here for the Music.”

In the ’70s, he became one of the most successful country artists in the world. In 1978, Williams won the Academy of Country Music’s Single Record of the Year and the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year awards. He was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

Williams announced his retirement twice after the mid-’90s, but his love of music has led him to produce three albums since, including his most recent, “Reflections,” which was released this month. His current tour spans from the United States to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and will conclude in November.

Tickets for the Shooting Star concert start at $20 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: ShootingStarCasino.