Texas-born country singer Tracy Lawrence has been selected as the headliner for the 2012
His hits include "Time Marches On," "Texas Tornado," "Alibis," "Sticks and Stones," and "Paint Me a Birmingham."
Here's the official announcement:
Tracy Lawrence to Headline 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012,
Saturday night, September 15th,
Tracy Lawrence's respect for country-music tradition has made him one of his genre's cornerstone stylists. The Arkansas native burst on the scene with 1991's Platinum-selling Sticks and Stones. The album contained four massive radio hits, including its title tune. Alibis, issued in 1993, sold more than two million copies and spawned four consecutive No. 1 hits, "Alibis," "Can't Break it to My Heart," "My Second Home" and "If the Good Die Young." His journey as a record producer began with 1993's "Renegades, Rebels and Rogues" from the soundtrack of the movie Maverick. His Platinum-selling 1994 CD I See it Now had three self-produced songs on it. The Double Platinum Time Marches On (1996) and Gold-selling The Coast Is Clear (1997) each contained five tunes that the artist co-produced. Then came the 1999 all-star collection The Civil War: The Nashville Sessions, the first full album he guided.
He co-produced his own Lessons Learned (2000), as well as its successors Tracy Lawrence (2001), Strong (2004), For the Love (2007), All Wrapped Up in Christmas (2007) and the Grammy Award nominated The Rock (2009). Along the way, Tracy Lawrence has picked up a number of other accolades. He was Billboard's Top New Male
Tracey recently tweeted: "Lots of questions about release of the new album. We plan to come with a new single late august and the new cd will drop Feb 2013. #getready." It sounds like the new single will be coming out just in time for the fair!
The show starts at 9:00 pm with The Austin Summer Band beginning at 7:00.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts are included with the $5 fair admission ticket. Children 3 and under are FREE. Thursday is CARLOAD NITE where as many as 12 people (legally seated in a vehicle) can get admission to the Fair (and the concerts) and "all you can ride" midway wristbands for just $30.
The Isle of Wight County Fair presented by Farmers Bank, is held at The Fairgrounds at Heritage Park, 21311 Courthouse Highway,