Brett Eldredge to headline 2018 Illinois State Fair

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Country Music superstar’s first performance on Grandstand Stage

information provided by the Office of the Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 4, 2018) – A native of Paris, Illinois, Brett Eldredge, will headline the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Friday, August 17. Eldredge’s Illinois roots run deep as his second album is titled Illinois and he has videos set in his hometown and Wrigley Field. The country star is known for his fun-loving, hilarious, yet sensitive personality.

“The Illinois State Fair is eager to host Brett Eldredge,” says Luke Sailer, Acting State Fair Manager. “We are proud to have an Illinois native on the grandstand stage, especially in 2018, Illinois’ bicentennial year.”

Eldredge’s self-titled current album includes upbeat songs such as “Somethin’ I’m Good At,” and “Superhero,” as well as meaningful ballads such as “The Long Way,” and “Brother.” Eldredge is a co-writer of all of the songs.

Eldredge’s first two albums—Bring You Back and Illinois—combined to give him six #1 singles in row. Those include “Don’t Ya,” Lose My Mind,” and “Wanna Be That Song.” Building on the success of his 2014 win for CMA New Artist of the Year, Eldredge has been nominated for various other awards. He co-hosted ABC’s “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and was featured on “Forever Country,” a medley performed by a group of 30 different country artists.

An opening act for Brett Eldredge will be announced at a later date. Tickets will go on sale later this spring.

The 2018 Illinois State Fair is scheduled for August 9–19 in Springfield, Illinois.