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Gresham girl to grab Rose Garden spotlight

Stephanie Rhodes, 15, wins a chance to open for Martina McBride

When the Warren Brothers bowed out of their scheduled opening for country star Martina McBride's upcoming weekend show at the Rose Garden, Stephanie Rhodes stepped up.

The 15-year-old Gresham singer responded to an open audition for local performers and won the opening slot. She'll open for McBride Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Rhodes has released a Christian album called "So Much" and is working on a country album. The young singer has performed at festivals, sporting events and resorts around Oregon.

McBride is a country music powerhouse with 6 No. 1 hits and 20 top-ten singles.