Country star set to headline fair

Award-winning country music artist John Michael Montgomery will headline the Wilson County Fair Wednesday.
Aug 20, 2013
John Michael Montgomery will headline the Wilson County Fair on Wednesday.

 

Award-winning country music artist John Michael Montgomery will headline the Wilson County Fair Wednesday.

Montgomery will take the stage at 8 p.m. and ticket information is available at wilsoncountyfair.net.

With a musical career that spans 12 albums and a greatest hits package, Montgomery’s hits include “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “Sold (the Grundy County Auction Incident)” and “Life’s A Dance,” among many others. He’s earned 15 No. 1 singles, sold more than 10 million albums and received numerous industry and fan-voted awards, three CMA Awards, five ACM Awards and an American Music Award.

In November 2007, Montgomery launched his own label, Stringtown Records, taking on the role of chief executive officer. He released his 10th studio album, Time Flies, in 2008, which he produced with Byron Gallimore. The album’s first single, “If You Ever Went Away,” marked Montgomery’s first return to the airwaves since “Letters From Home,” (2004) reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart.

Born Jan. 20, 1965, in Danville, Ky., Montgomery arrived on the country music scene in 1993 with a debut album, Life's a Dance, which became the only million-seller on the country charts by a new artist that year. Its title track was a No. 4 hit single and was followed by his first country No. 1 single, "I Love the Way You Love Me." The follow-up, Kickin' It Up, hit the top spot on both the country and adult contemporary charts and produced four more successful singles, the chart-topping "I Swear," "Be My Baby Tonight," "If You Got Love" and the No. 4 single "Rope the Moon."

Also on Wednesday, the fair will feature the King of the Fair ages 2-6 and the Fair Princess Pageant ages 14-15.

Along other lines will be the Junior Dairy Cattle Show, the canine unit explosive detection dogs and go-cart races.

The fair will also again feature the $1,000 Cash Giveaway and will close with the nightly fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Gates, buildings and the carnival open at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Admission for adults is $7, for children ages 6-12 is $5 and for children ages 5 and under is free.

 

 

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