BOONE COUNTY (WIFR) -- An upcoming country music star and former American Idol contestant will headline this years Boone County Fair.
The Boone County Fair board says Kellie Pickler will take the stage this summer on Friday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m.Pickler's hits include "I Wonder" and "Things That Never Cross A Man's Mind" from her first album and her second album produced such hits as "Best Days of Your Life" and "Don't You Know You're Beautiful"
Pickler's big break came in 2005 when she auditioned for "American Idol" and made it to the show's Final 6. She then signed with BNA Records and recorded her first album "Small Town Girl". Her first hit single "Red High Heels" went gold.
Grandstand reserved seats and general admission track tickets will be available, All fair event tickets will go on sale daily starting Saturday, July 9th.
Pickler fans can save $2.00 on the fair's gate admission by purchasing their $15 Pickler concert tickets on Saturday, June 18th or Saturday, June 25th either at the fair ticket office at the main gate from 9am to 4pm or by calling 815-547-4503 during the same hours.
The Boone County Fair runs from Tuesday, August 9th to Sunday, August 14th. For more information go to the fair's web site at boonecountyfair.com.