Once again, the Huron County Fair Board has lured rising stars to the county fair — this year Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum will perform on Monday, August 11.
Luke Bryan, whose 2007 single “All My Friends Say,” brought him to the forefront of the country music scene, will headline the Huron County Fair concert.
In a two-for-one-deal, concert-goers will also hear Lady Antebellum, the trio nominated for “Top New Group” at the 2008 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. The group’s first single, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” soared up the country radio charts and the video is a staple on Country Music Television and Great American Country.
Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $15 for box seats and $18 for track seats.
Pre-sale tickets for the concert will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Saturday, at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Mail and phone orders will be filled after 11 a.m. each day. Call (419) 668-0516 for ticket orders. Mail orders can be sent to Huron County Fair, 940 Fair Road, Norwalk, Ohio, 44857.
Both acts have strong roots in country music. Bryan co-wrote Billy Currington’s single “Good Directions,” which spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard country charts in the summer of 2007.
Bryan’s debut album for Capitol, titled “I’ll Stay Me,” was also popular, while the album’s second single, “We Rode in Trucks,” peaked in the Top 40 earlier this year.
A third single, “Country Man,” was released in February and became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Lady Antebellum has performed at the Grand ‘Ole Opry, served as the opening act for numerous country stars and has been included on the shortlist of artists to watch in 2008. Nashville Lifestyles magazine called them “the next big thing.”
Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood blend musical styles of country and other sounds to generate interest even before the release of the group’s debut album.