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Kellie Pickler to headline Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair on Aug. 17

Published: April 2, 2012 8:45 AM

ZANESVILE Kellie Pickler will perform at the 166th Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair on Friday, Aug. 17 at 8:30 p.m., the Board of Directors of the Muskingum County Agricultural Society announced this week.

All seats are numbered and reserved with track seating at $25 each and grandstand seating at $15 each. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 14 at 9 a.m. via Internet only at www.muskingumcofair.com. There is a limit of eight tickets per transaction and an additional $3 service charge for each ticket.

General admission to the grounds is not included in the concert ticket price.

Picklers life has played out like a classic country song. From her hardscrabble small town roots to center stage on American Idol to the top of the country charts, she has proven that talent, beauty, hard work and determination are a potent combination. Her debut set, Small Town Girl, launched with the sassy hit Red High Heels. Pickler continued to earn fans with I Wonder and Things That Never Cross A Mans Mind. Her self-titled sophomore album further built on her reputation for delivering songs that were both substantive and entertaining, including the hits Dont You Know Youre Beautiful, Best Days Of Your Life and Didnt You Know How Much I Loved You.

The critically acclaimed 100 Proof is a diverse collection that showcases Picklers ability to appreciate country musics history while building its future. Stop Cheating On Me, Wheres Tammy Wynette?, Unlock That Honky Tonk and Tough are all solid country and sure to please her many fans. 100 Proof is currently in the top 20 albums with the single Tough working its way into the top 2 GAG videos.

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For information, visit www.kelliepickler.com.

The 166th Muskingum County Fair runs Aug. 12-18, 2012 and the grandstand line-up includes:

Sunday, Aug. 12 Harness Racing, noon; Rick K. & The Allnighters, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 13 Harness Racing, 1 p.m.; National Tractor Pullers Association Sanctioned Truck And Tractor Pull, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14 Nationwide Demolition Derby, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15 Rough Truck Contest, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 16 A-Bar Rodeo Bull Riding & Barrel Racing, 8 p.m.

Friday, August 17 Kellie Pickler, 8:30 p.m. (one show only)

Saturday, Aug. 18 Horse & Pony Pull, 11 a.m.

Truck, Tractor & Semi Pull 5 p.m.

Plus, the Zerbini Family Circus will have daily performances, Monday through Saturday, and Bates Amusement Inc. will return with at least 20 rides and attractions.

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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