Texas-born country singer Tracy Lawrence has been selected as the headliner for the 2012 Isle of Wight County Fair, organizers announced this week. He'll perform 9 p.m. Sept. 15. The fair's concerts are included with a $5 fair admission ticket.
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 Isle of Wight County Fair
Friday, June 8, 2012, Smithfield, Virginia
The Isle of Wight County Fair is coming from Thursday, September 13th through Sunday, September16th, 2012. The Isle of Wight County Fair is once again offering the most REAL COUNTRY ENTERTAINMENT as The Isle of Wight County Fair Committee brings you the most exciting Main Stage acts for 2012.
Saturday night, September 15th, country music sensation, Tracy Lawrence is the headliner. Tracy is currently touting his new album titled "The Singer", a collection of songs that serves as s showcase for one of the most unforgettable voices in contemporary country music. Tracy Lawrence co-wrote six of the new CD's songs. He co-produced the entire record. And perhaps most significantly, he created a striking new sound for himself. In an era when rock-influenced bombast and cluttered over production seem to dominate Nashville's country recordings, Tracy Lawrence is offering a refreshing, stripped-down, "unplugged" record that throws the spotlight on songs' lyrics and his beautifully resonant voice.
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 Vocalist in 1992. The following year, Performance named him New Country Artist of the Year and the Academy of Country Music honored him as Top New Male Vocalist. Country Weekly gave him top awards in 1995 and 1996, and both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music gave him 2007 statuettes for his No. 1 smash "Find Out Who Your Friends Are."
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, Windsor Virginia 23487. The Fair will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, September 13th; from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 14th; from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th; and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday September 16th. For further information regarding Main Stage Entertainment and the Isle of Wight County Fair, contact Darlene Keyt at 757-365-6325 or email@example.com. Additional information can also be found at TheFairIsComing.com and visit us on Facebook!