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Young, Thompson Square to perform at Clay County Fair

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Country duo Thompson Square will open for solo artist Chris Young on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Clay County Fair.
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The Clay County Fair Grandstand stage will feature performances by country music superstar Chris Young, and special guest Thompson Square, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.

Young's self‐titled debut album earned Young the title of best‐selling new male artist for 2006 and a nod for the Academy of Country Music's Top New Male Vocalist award. Young doubled‐down on the success of his first record with the release of his second album, "The Man I Want to Be." Any concern over maintaining momentum vanished when the album powered right through with three back‐to‐back No. 1 singles. The impressive streak started with the title track, picked up steam with "Gettin' You Home," a song that earned him his first‐ever Grammy nomination, and was then followed by "Voices."

With the release of his third studio album, NEON, Young leaves no doubt. Now is his time. NEON's first single, "Tomorrow," is the fastest‐rising hit of his career. It hit the Top 20 in only six weeks and earned first week sales in excess of 30,000 downloads as Young celebrated his highest opening sales number ever for a debut single.

Thompson Square burst onto the national stage with the release of the infectious radio smash "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." Things have happened very quickly since then - the duo was nominated for 14 industry awards in 2011, including two Grammy nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance of the Year; an American Music Award nomination for New Artist of the Year; two 2011 CMA Awards nominations for Best New Artist and Vocal Duo of the Year and two CMT Music Awards nominations.

Thompson Square earned a follow-up Top 10 hit with, "I Got You," and traveled the national media circuit. Thompson Square finished 2011 as Billboard's No. 1 New Country Artist in terms of its single (Hot 100) and album sales (Hot 200) charts.

Ticket information for this entertaining evening and previously announced concerts, Air Supply and Rick Springfield on Tuesday, Sept. 11; Casting Crowns on Saturday, Sept. 15; and Jeff Foxworthy on Sunday, Sept. 16 will be available this spring.

"Discover the Greatest" at the 2012 Clay County Fair, Sept. 8-16 in Spencer, Iowa. Fairgoers will discover the "World's Greatest County Fair" -- top-notch Grandstand events, seven stages of free entertainment, GoldStar Amusements on the Midway, over 650 commercial exhibits, and thousands of competitive displays including livestock, creative culinary, creative activities and agriculture.

For more information visit www.claycountyfair.com or call 262-4740. Become a fan on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/WorldsGreatestCountyFai....

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