Toby Keith to headline 2013 Illinois State Fair Grandstand
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[December 29, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- Country music's
"Artist of the Decade" will perform at the 2013 Illinois State Fair.
Singer and songwriter Toby Keith, presented by Ford F-Series, will
take the Grandstand stage for a concert Aug. 14.
"Opportunities to book artists of Toby Keith's stature don't happen
very often," said Amy Bliefnick, state fair manager. "I'm ecstatic
he has agreed to play the fair and look forward to a great show next
From his first No. 1 single, "Should've Been a Cowboy," to his
latest release, "Hope on the Rocks," Keith has recorded a string of
chart-topping songs, making him one of country music's most
consistent hit-makers. His tunes include such classics as "How Do
You Like Me Now?!," "Beer for My Horses," "As Good as I Once Was,"
"Made in America" and "Red Solo Cup."
Keith's albums have sold more than 37 million copies, ranking him
among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard's Top 200
Artists of the Decade, and his tours have drawn more than a million
fans each year for the last decade. In December of 2011, the
American Country Awards named Keith its "Artist of the Decade."
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His appearance at the fair will be his second. He performed in
2002 as well, a month after his signature song, the patriotic anthem
"Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue," reached No. 1 on the Billboard
Hot Country Singles chart.
Ticket information, including prices and sales dates, will be
announced on the fair's website,
www.illinoisstatefair.info, after the new year begins.
Illinois State Fair
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