ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage. ALABAMA introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience. The band broke a record that may never be duplicated by any musical genre by releasing 21 straight number one singles. The trio has 43 number one singles to their credit, nearly 200 industry awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The band, while still cranking out hits, has inspired many of today's brightest stars, including Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran and Jon Bon Jovi. Fairgoers of all ages will enjoy singing along with Alabama classics such as "Song of the South," "I'm In a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)," and "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)."
Opening for Alabama on Wednesday, August 16 will be two time entertainer of the year Neal McCoy. The veteran county music performer has 15 studio albums, 34 singles, and multiple humanitarian awards to his credit. McCoy has been on 15 USO Tours around the world and to this day states this act as one of his crowning achivements. He is best known for songs like, "No Doubt About It," "You Gotta Love That," "They're Playing Our Song," "For a Change," "Wink," and "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On."