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Love of Pala fans causes Martina McBride to choose grand finale over early exit


Last updated 9/23/2022 at 8:50am

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Martina McBride and her band perform at Pala Casino's Starlight Theater, Sept. 11.

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Sept. 11 concert at Pala Casino's Starlight Theater was the last for Martina McBride on that trip. She and her band returned to Nashville and will next perform Sept. 30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. McBride chose to make her Pala concert a grand finale rather than a preparation for an early exit.

"We have a 33-hour bus ride home," McBride said. "Nobody is in a hurry to do that."

A couple of factors caused McBride and her band with seven other musicians to treat the Pala concert as a grand finale rather than being ready to leave. One is the significance of...

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