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Brown & Gray Bio:
Brown & Gray is a brand new country duo composed of Kaci Brown and Sam Gray. They were immediately snatched up by NHMM, a new label out of powerhouse independent publisher, Notting Hill Music, with more than 300 Top 40 hit singles (Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Little Mix, Kygo, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber). Kaci Brown started writing music at age 11, when she signed with Barbara Orbison’s Nashville-based, Still Working Music; by the age of 17 she released her debut album “Instigator” on Interscope Records. Brown then toured in the States and Canada as the opening act for the Backstreet Boys, playing sold out shows at venues such as Radio City Music Hall. Hailing from the U.K., Sam Gray is a profoundly talented singer-songwriter, producer, and musician who has over 97 million streams on Spotify across 7 current single releases with Hardwell (Creatures of the Night), Julian Perretta (Tied Up), DJ Katch (Lights Out), Tobtok (Rooftops), Manovski (My Redemption Song), Alle Farben (Never Too Late) and Solano (Sweet Lies). Their hit single, "Top Down", has earned strong support from Apple Music, with major placements across multiple Apple-curated playlists. It has also received substantial support from Radio Disney Country, and is currently a featured Highway Find on SiriusXM - The Highway. The track has passed 8.5 million streams and has sold over 37,000 downloads. On Spotify, where Brown & Gray have earned over 150k Monthly Listeners, “Top Down” is currently featured on the Spotify-curated “Chillin’ on a Dirt Road” playlist, and was also on the “Wild Country” playlist, where it remained for well over three months, and where it reached #1.
Back Country Roads:
Back Country Roads is a 6 piece band based out of the northern Illinois area. BCR started as a 3-piece acoustic band in April of 2009 and quickly expanded to the 6-piece we are today. We have played at events such as Country Thunder (the last 5 years) and have been direct support for National acts such as Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy, Neal McCoy, Love & Theft, Steel Magnolia, Keith Anderson, Easton Corbin and Granger Smith. Back Country Roads plays mostly current Top 40 Country hits, with a few older selections and some originals thrown in the mix as well. We also occasionally leave the Country genre a little bit which gives the audience some variety. Our Facebook fan-base is over 9,400 fans and continues to grow. We are looking forward to expanding into new areas for another jam-packed fun filled year full of shows!
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in the Fair Office. Starting Monday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Ticket Prices are as follows:
$20 - FHN Grandstand/Bleacher seating
$25 - Track (bring your own single lawn chair)
$30 - Pit/Standing Room Only (in front of the stage)
$30 - Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating
$50 - VIP Tent (access to Standing Room Only)
Purchase your concert ticket by June 22 (Ag Breakfast) and save $5 off any ticket price (excluding VIP tickets). VIP ticket holders will be placed in a drawing to receive two Meet 'n' Greet tickets with the performers.
All sales are final. No Refund for tickets.
Tyler Rich Bio:
Sometimes you hear a song and you just know it’s special, it resonates with you and you can’t get that song out of your head. For up and coming country star Tyler Rich that song is “The Difference.” A prolific songwriter who estimates he’s written a hundred songs in the last year, Tyler explains it was love at first listen when he heard the Rhett Atkins-penned “The Difference” during a pitch meeting. For the Yuba City (small farming community near Sacramento) native who splits his time between Nashville and Los Angeles, where his fiancée lives, “The Difference” is his long-awaited introduction to Country radio – a moment he’s been working towards since first playing various genres with his band in high school. While grinding on the road in the early days, Tyler also kept a steady gig at Red Robin where he rose up the corporate food chain. Becoming some of his first fans, Red Robin gave Tyler and his band members all-you-can-eat gift cards so they wouldn’t starve while struggling to make it big. Tyler began testing his Country music chops online where he gained a huge following. One of his biggest fans included another hot Country newcomer, Dustin Lynch, who saw him singing his hit song “Mind Reader” on Instagram before inviting Tyler to Nashville for a meeting. That lead Tyler to a management deal and the momentum hasn’t stopped. His faith in his music is being rewarded with a hot new single that is set to finally bring him the career he wants. And Tyler wants it all. “This is our key to the door that opens everything,” he says. “Writing and listening to songs this last year with my team, we really narrowed down what we believed that perfect song was going to be to launch this. And when I say launch it’s because our plan is to reach the top. We want to play stadiums. We think this song will be the one that does it.”
with special guests
BROWN & GRAYand BACK COUNTRY ROADS