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Thomas Rhett to be grandstand entertainment at Logan County Fair

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[April 25, 2014]  The grandstand entertainment at the Logan County Fair keeps getting better and better, and now the way to buy your tickets couldn't be easier.

This year's headline act will be Thomas Rhett, with the very popular Brushville (formerly Brushfire) opening the evening's entertainment again this year. The Saturday night show is on Aug. 2 and starts at 7:30, with gates opening at 6:30.

The 24-year-old Rhett began his music career as a youngster. He learned how to play the drums in junior high. When he was old enough, Thomas would go onstage with his dad, singer and songwriter, Rhett Akins, and play the drums for him.

Thomas Rhett co-wrote the song "I Ain't Ready to Quit" on Jason Aldean's 2010 album, "My Kinda Party," and signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records' Valory Music Group division in 2011. He released his debut single, "Something to Do with My Hands" in 2012, followed later that year by "Beer with Jesus." Both of these made top 15 on the Hot Country Songs charts. His third single, "It Goes Like This," topped both the Country Airplay and the Hot Country Song charts. "It Goes Like This" was a three-week No. 1 on the country charts, and his current single, "Get Me Some of That," is currently in the top 10. His debut album, also titled "It Goes Like This," was released Oct. 29.

Rhett also co-wrote the 2013 singles "1994" by Jason Aldean, "Parking Lot Party" by Lee Brice and "Round Here" by Florida Georgia Line. During the chart week of Sept. 21, 2013, the Country Airplay chart included five songs within the top 10 that Rhett or his father had co-written, including "It Goes Like This."

The opener, Brushville, is no stranger to the central Illinois music fan. Brushville is described as "intense and explosive with an unrelenting pressure on the audience of high energy." Publicity says Brushville "has been igniting stages all over the Midwest for the past four years" and is "being sought out by the biggest and best events that the industry has to offer," including Chicago's country music festival, and Country Fest and Country Thunder in Wisconsin

In early 2012, Brushville entered the "Battle for the Saddle" competition at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. Out of the over 300 national bands that entered, Brushville came out on top and was selected the winner by a panel of top industry professionals including Michael Knox, the man credited with "discovering" talents such as Jason Aldean, John Rich and Gretchen Wilson.

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It has never been easier to get tickets for the live grandstand show. Patrons can go online at the Logan County Fair's website and purchase their tickets using Visa or MasterCard. And the tickets are only $22, thanks to the sponsors who help underwrite the evening's entertainment. The following is this year's list of sponsors:


  • BASF


  • State Bank of Lincoln

  • Town & Country Bank

  • Midwest Technical Institute

  • Lincoln Chrysler Dodge & Jeep

  • Graue Inc.

  • Jim Xamis Ford

  • John Olson Family

  • Rick Freed Family

  • Hartsburg Grain Co.

  • Cross Brothers Implement Inc.

  • Central Illinois Ag

  • Remington Hybrids

  • Dekalb/Asgrow

  • New Holland Banking Center

  • Bedolli Excavating & Tiling


  • Frontier Mutual Insurance Co.

  • Channel Seed

  • Gieseke Farms

  • Truecraft Inc.


  • Rohlfs Implement

  • Ashley Farms

  • Schwantz Farms Beef

  • Deron Powell State Farm

  • Taloma Grain New Holland

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