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Montgomery Gentry, Styx Headline Fulton County Fair

Consider yourself a “Lucky Man” as one of country music’s all-time greatest duos, Montgomery Gentry, and southern-rock icon Styx come to the 2012 Fulton County Fair.

And it’s no “Grand Illusion” that ticket prices for these concerts are less than half the price of a standard arena show.

Every ticket for the fair’s annual Sunday and Monday night concerts is $25 or less.

Country Concert

On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., Montgomery Gentry will headline the Labor Day Country Concert.

With a new album, a new label and a renewed sense of musical purpose, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are poised to stake their claim as one of country music’s all-time greatest duos.

These two Kentuckyraised superstars have a running list of accolades, nominations and awards, from Grammies to the County Music Association and Academy of Country Music.

But awards and accolades aside, it’s Eddie and Troy’s induction into the venerable Grand Ole Opry that means the most to them.

“Despite the millions of albums sold and the sold out shows, Montgomery Gentry remains in touch with its working class roots,” said Troy.

“We are blue collar workers and we lived the songs that we sing. Because of that, our fans are able to make the connection.”

The duo has 14 Top 10 singles, including five No. Ones: “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.”

Their latest album title cut, “Work Hard, Play Harder,” hits home with just about everyone.

Sunday Night Concert

Styx, a southern rock group that started in a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, has performed more live since ’99 than in all of the previous years of its career combined.

Among the group’s gigs are two Super Bowl appearances and box-office, charttopping tours with fellow rock legends like Journey, Bad Company and Boston.

Styx takes the grandstand stage on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and is sure to electrify the crowd with such favorites as “Grand Illusion,” “Crystal Ball,” and “Too Much Time on My Hands.”

In addition to several chart-topping singles, Styx was the first band in history to release four consecutive albums that hit triple-platinum status, including their breakthrough album, Lady.

Styx continues to sell out arenas nationwide.

Free Music

The Van-Dells appear in a free south stage concert on Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2:30 p.m., Elvis Wade, an Elvis impersonator who once received a standing ovation from Elvis himself, will be in the Christian Music Tent performing Elvis’ Gospel songs.

At 5 p.m., 33Miles, a Dovenominated Christian group, will take over the stage.

Throughout Fair Week, singers and musicians will perform free of charge at the south stage and at the Christian Music Tent.

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