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2021 Knox County Fair

Updated: Apr 9

For Embargoed Release on Friday February 12, 2021 at 8AM:

Event: Roots and Boots Tour: Featuring Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye

Date & Times: Thursday July 8, 2021 | Gates open at 6:00P | Music starts at 7:00P

Location: The Knox County Fairgrounds | 1392 Knox Country HWY 9 | Knoxville, IL


Galesburg, IL (February 12, 2021) – Three of the voices that defined 90’s country music – Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye – join forces in the Roots & Boots tour, coming to the Knox County Fair on July 8, 2021 in Knoxville, IL! Combined, the trio has amassed more than 40 Top 10 radio smash hits and sold more than 25 million albums. Don’t miss these iconic country artists as they come together to swap stories and perform their classic songs all on one stage.


The concert will take place at the Knox County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, IL. Gates will open at 6:00P and the show will begin at 7:00P. Grandstand tickets and track tickets are on sale now at www.KnoxFair.com.


About Aaron Tippin – Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” His voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”, That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This”. Five of his albums are certified “Gold” and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines—stands at the “Platinum” level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience.


About Sammy Kershaw – In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums were propelled into the records books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart,” and many other milestones.


About Colin Raye – Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I Were You”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10-time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.


About the Knox County Fair – Founded in 1851, the Knox County Fair is the longest running county fair in Illinois!

Find out more about the fair and the concert by visiting www.knoxfair.com or by following them on Facebook @knoxcofair.


About Grandstand Concerts - “From Start to Finish.” Grandstand Concerts is a one-stop shop for all your concert needs. We are a full-service talent buying and entertainment consulting agency. Based in the central Illinois area, we are here to help you grow your event to what you want it to be. With over 20 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry, Grandstand Concerts knows what takes to put on a successful event.

Find out more about Grandstand Concerts and other events in your area by visiting www.grandstandconcerts.com or by following them on Facebook @grandstandconcerts.


Grandstand Concerts Media Contact:

Leon Edwards, Edwards Marketing LLC

309.224.9389 | leon@leonedwardsmarketing.com




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