SEMO Fair announces entertainment

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
SEMO District Fair (Joe Nichols will perform at the SEMO District Fair on Sept. 18, the fair announced Wednesday.)

Country music dominates this year's SEMO District Fair grandstand entertainment lineup.

The fair announced its lineup to the public today, with Little Big Town performing Sept. 17, Joe Nichols Sept. 18 and John Michael Montgomery Sept. 19.

Little Big Town was formed in 1998, according to The band made its public debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1999, and the group's second album, "The Road to Here," was certified gold in 2006 on the strength of the hit "Boondocks."

Nichols broke through in 2002 with his No. 1 hit "Brokenheartsville." The following year he won the CMA Horizon award. Nichols released his follow-up album "Revelation" in 2004. In 2005 his single "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" helped his album "III" reach gold status.

Montgomery is a veteran of the country music world, having gained fame in 1993 with his million-selling debut "Life's A Dance." His major hits include "I Love the Way You Love Me," "I Swear" and "Rope the Moon." He is the younger brother of Eddie Montgomery from the popular country group Montgomery Gentry.

Other grandstand entertainment includes the Dual Demo Derby, Midwest Classic Horse Show, tractor/truck pulls and the Heartland Idol karaoke competition.

Tickets will be available beginning July 21. For more fair information, call the fair office at 334-9250 or e-mail


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