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Rimes, Corbin to open 2012 Clay County Fair

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Clay County Fair Grandstand stage will feature country music performers LeAnn Rimes and special guest Easton Corbin on opening night, Saturday, Sept. 8.
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The Clay County Fair Grandstand stage will feature country music performances by superstar LeAnn Rimes with special guest Easton Corbin on opening night, Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Rimes started her music career early by winning her first talent contest at age five and recording her first album three years later. A popular name on the country music charts since that time, Rimes has had 42 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, 13 of which made the Top 10. Rimes' "How Do I Live" is the second-longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100 chart history, and her hit "Can't Fight the Moonlight" topped charts in 11 countries. Rimes received two Grammy nominations for her 2007 album, Family.

The youngest person ever to win a Grammy, Rimes boasts over 40 million album sales, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She was also the first country artist to win the Grammy for Best New Artist. Rimes received a Grammy nomination in 2011 for her rendition of the hit, "Swingin," originally performed by John Anderson. Rimes will continue her over two-decade career and powerful voice in the music industry with the fall release of her new album, Spitfire.

Corbin is described as unapologetically country. After signing with Universal Music Group in early 2009, Corbin released his first single, "A Little More County Than That" in July of that year. He released a four-song EP in August 2009, which was followed by his full-length, self-titled debut album in 2010. Corbin sings a wide range of music from the upbeat love song "The Way Love Looks" to "I Can't Love You Back," a universal message of loss. Steel guitars and fiddles are as much a part of his sound as his baritone drawl.

Tickets for this show and previously announced concerts will go on sale at www.claycountyfair.com at 10 a.m. June 15.

"Discover the Greatest" at the 2012 Clay County Fair will take place from Sept. 8-16. 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.

2012 Clay County Fair Grandstand Line-up

This year's complete Grandstand concert line-up includes:

Saturday, Sept. 8 -- LeAnn Rimes with special guest Easton Corbin ($35/$30/$25)

Sunday, Sept. 9 -- Chris Young with special guest Thompson Square ($35/$30/$25)

Monday, Sept. 10 -- Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Jimmy Fortune ($26/$26/$20)

Tuesday, Sept. 11 -- Air Supply and Rick Springfield ($35/$30/$25)

Saturday, Sept. 15 -- Casting Crowns with special guest Britt Nicole ($30/$25/$20)

Sunday, Sept. 16 -- Jeff Foxworthy with special guest Jamie Kaler ($45/$40/$35)

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