"I wanted to find some way to recognize America's greatest heroes, our veterans, in a big way at the 2012 Clay County Fair," Jeremy Parsons, fair manager, said. "I think the Oak Ridge Boys and Jimmy Fortune will provide the perfect close to our Veteran's Day activities."
One of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry, the four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a number-one pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oak Ridge Boys bring three decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.
Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He performed his first show with them on January 28, 1982, in Savannah, Georgia, and quickly lived up to his name. Fortune wrote the group's second No. 1 hit, "Elizabeth," on their 1983 album Today, and followed that with two more No. 1 hits -- "My Only Love" (from 1984's Atlanta Blue) and "Too Much On My Heart" (from 1985's Pardners in Rhyme).
Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit "Forever" from 1986's Four for the Show and co-wrote the top-10 hit "More Than a Name on the Wall" from 1988's The Greatest Hits.
Ticket information for this entertaining evening and previously announced concerts, Chris Young with special guest Thompson Square on Sunday, Sept. 9; 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 soon.