CANYON COUNTY FAIR ALL-STAR CONCERT LINE-UP

CALDWELL, ID –The 2014 Canyon County Fair scheduled for July 24 – July 27, will offer FREE concerts with your paid fair admission.  This year’s Fair talent line-up features some of today’s biggest country stars, David Nail with special guests The Swon Brothers and Josh Turner with special guests American Young.

On Friday, July 25 – 8:00 pm – David Nail with Special Guests The Swon Brothers

Since his debut in 2009, David Nail has made a career of singing songs that few artists dare touch in contemporary country music: sad songs. He has had hits with singles about cheating (“Let It Rain”), breakups (“Red Light”) and failed dreams (“Turning Home”) and he has owned every one, singing as if from personal experience.

David’s ability to make such tales of heartbreak and loss his own is what defines him as an artist—one capable of finding and recording songs that are deeply relatable to him and to listeners. And his cathartic new album continues that trend, albeit with a series of decidedly upbeat songs that reflects David’s own happiness.

The Swon Brothers

The Swon Brothers (Zach and Colton) first hit the national radar charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities as finalists on Team Blake in Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice. Newly signed to the Arista Nashville record label, the brothers returned to The Voice in December of 2013 to perform “Later On,” the first taste of the Muskogee, OK, natives’ upcoming album, helmed by producer Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans). The journey marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of the Swons, who had the ambition to take their first swing at a record deal when they were only 9 and 11 years old, asking their parents to stop in Nashville so they could audition at record labels on their way to a family vacation in Florida. Recently honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, The Swon Brothers are currently writing and securing songs for their major-label debut album, coming in 2014.

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Saturday, July 26 – 8:00 pm – Josh Turner with Special Guests American Young

One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits (including three multi-week chart-toppers): “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance” (a four-week No. 1 that was named the most-played song of the year in 2010 by MediaBase). His song, “All Over Me,” from Haywire also reached the top spot on the charts, making him one of only seven country artists to have two No. 1 hits in 2010.

A Hannah, S.C. native, Turner has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts/music. As a high school student, he had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts in the schools.

Turner released his fifth studio album, Punching Bag on June 12, 2012 which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The debut single, “Time is Love” was #1 on the Best of 2012 Billboard Country Chart. The Associated Press says, “With Punching Bag, Turner once again proves he ranks among the most effective — and most hard-core country — performers of his generation.”

American Young

Country Artists Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson form the new country duo American Young.

American Young. It’s more than a name. It’s a movement. A passion for music and more importantly it’s meaning. As artists, songsmiths, producers, and entertainers, Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson define American Young this way. They are seasoned veterans on how music can inherently affect emotion and even culture. The collaborative fresh new duo already claim songwriting credits for hit makers Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and more. Recording and writing comes from a deep, poignant place with a desire to affect global audiences with songs featuring tight harmonies and storytelling. “American Young represents a sound with no boundaries. We are squarely focused on delivering our own brand of music and hope that folks will find our songs everything from haunting to dramatic and intense”, says Jon.

Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson may seem familiar to you. They’ve both been in Nashville and have explored their options in country music before. Jon as a solo act, then a successful producer and songwriter (“Me and My Gang,” “A Woman Like You”) and Kristy as a founding member and sizzling fiddle player of the duo Bomshel.

Tickets and Information:

Big Changes are in store for the Canyon County Fair this year. The Fair is excited to be bringing in two outstanding headlining artists paired with hot up and coming openers. “We have maintained the same budget normally used to book four concerts for two nights of entertainment, so the level of entertainment should be higher than expected, in hopes to draw more attendees,” said Rosalie Cope, Fair Administrator. The Canyon County Fair has reduced its number of concerts from four to just two in anticipation of holding the concerts in the rodeo arena. Simplot Stadium which has served as the Fair’s concert seating area for several years is being fitted with turf for the College of Idaho’s Football team, scheduled to start games in the fall.

Don’t miss these two amazing concerts FREE with Fair admission. Get your reserved tickets now because they won’t last long. Buy Online and Save! No Added Fees! Save time with e-tickets you can print right from home. Reserved seating tickets are only $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Tickets are available online through the Fair’s website at www.canyoncountyfair.org. Advance sale ticket pricing will be in effect until Midnight on the day prior to each performance. Concerts start at 8:00 p.m. nightly and gates open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are also available to purchase at Corwin Ford, in the Idaho Center Auto mall in Nampa or charge by phone at 208-442-3232.

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For more information regarding concerts or performers please contact Laura at County Fair Office by calling 208-455-8500 or emailing laura@canyoncountyfair.org.