Bruce Rauner, Governor
Philip Nelson, Director
|August 7-17, 2014 - Springfield|
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Country music's hottest group is coming to the 2014 Illinois State Fair. Florida Georgia Line (FGL) has been booked to perform at the Grandstand Sunday, Aug. 10.
The vocal duo has rocketed to stardom since the release of its debut studio album, "Here's to the Good Times," slightly more than a year ago. The first four singles from the platinum-selling effort shot to number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, including "Cruise," the best-selling digital country song of all-time and the Country Music Association's (CMA) 2013 "Single of the Year."
"The Illinois State Fair has a long tradition of bringing the biggest names in the music industry to the Grandstand stage and I think this booking ranks among the best," State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick said. "I'm looking forward to a great concert and invite fairgoers to join me in welcoming the band to Springfield."
FGL's chart-topping success has won critical acclaim as well. The band was named the CMA's "Vocal Duo of the Year" last November and the Academy of Country Music's "New Artist of the Year" and "New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year." Its other number one hits are "Get Your Shine On," "Round Here" and "Stay."
Additional information, including the on-sale date and ticket prices, will be posted on the fair's website, http://www.illinoisstatefair.info/, as soon as it becomes available.
The 2014 Illinois State Fair will be held Aug. 7 – 17.