Martina McBride to perform at Illinois State Fair
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Multi-platinum country recording artist to give concert Aug. 17
[April 17, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Fairgoers will get a preview of
the 2007 Illinois State Fair grandstand lineup when four-time
Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Martina
McBride guest stars this week on "American Idol."
McBride, whose new album, "Waking Up Laughing," was released April
3, will take the grandstand stage on Aug. 17.
"With 22 top-10
singles and 16 million records sold, Martina McBride has established
herself as one of country music's brightest stars," said Amy
Bliefnick, fair manager. "We're excited to announce she has agreed
to perform at this year's Illinois State Fair."
The debut single on McBride's new album, "Anyway," has become the
fastest rising single of her illustrious career, a career that has
produced six No. 1 hits and classics such as "Independence Day," her
signature song. She will appear on "American Idol" Tuesday and
Wednesday as part of a promotional tour to support her new album.
The popular TV show airs on the Fox Network.
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"We're currently negotiating with other performers and hope to
announce the complete grandstand lineup in the coming weeks,"
Bliefnick said. "Tickets will go on sale as soon as agreements are
The 2007 Illinois State Fair will be Aug. 10-19 and will feature
six grandstand concerts. Fairgoers can check the fair's website at
www.agr.state.il.us/isf/ for updated information concerning the
grandstand acts and ticket sales dates.
State Fair news release]