Country Music Star Tim McGraw will perform at the Fair
Show will also feature Montgomery Gentry
Country music superstar Tim McGraw, one of the most successful touring artists in the music industry,
will perform at the 2010 New York State Fair, supported by country duo Montgomery Gentry.
McGraw, a three-time Grammy Award winner who has had 30 songs hit No.1 on the country music
charts, will perform at the Fair's grandstand at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. They will cost $75 and $65 and will be available
at the New York State Fair Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Admission to the Fair is included with
the purchase of a grandstand concert ticket on the day of the show. Sales will be limited to eight
tickets per person for the first week of the ticket sale.
"Tim McGraw is one of the biggest names in country music and we are honored to host him at the New
York State Fair," Fair Director Dan O'Hara said. "He completes a strong seven-show grandstand
McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and has dominated the country music charts
since the release of his debut album in 1993. He's won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country
Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards and 10 American Music Awards. McGraw is also
an actor. He recently co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the Academy Award-nominated film "The Blind
Side," and has played supporting roles in other movies, including "Friday Night Lights" and "Four
McGraw's 2006 tour with his wife, country singer and actress Faith Hill, was the top-grossing tour in
country music history. It was named top tour of the year by Pollstar Magazine, beating out music
legends like the Rolling Stones and Madonna.
McGraw's best-known song, "Live Like You Were Dying," is an ode to his father, former New York
Mets' pitcher Tug McGraw. It spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine's country music chart,
and also did well on Billboard's pop and adult contemporary charts. McGraw's long list of other hits
includes "Don't Take the Girl," "Not a Moment Too Soon," "I Like It, I Love It," "It's Your Love," "Just
to See You Smile," "Everywhere," "Something Like That," "My Next Thirty Years," "Back When," "Last
Dollar (Fly Away)," and "Southern Voice." "Over and Over," an improbable duet with hip-hop star
Nelly, hit No. 1 on Billboard's pop music chart.
Montgomery Gentry is a platinum-selling country duo. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have
produced 15 songs that hit the top 10 of Billboard Magazine's country music chart. They include "Back
When I Knew It All," "Lucky Man," "Some People Change," "What Do Ya Think About That,"
"Something To Be Proud Of," "Hell Yeah," "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," and "My Town."
Tickets to see the concert will be available at the New York State Fair Box Office on Saturday, June 19,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Box Office, which charges no service fees, will not be opened again until
July 6, when it will begin normal summer hours: from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mondays through
Fridays, until the Fair.
No one will be allowed to line up to buy tickets before 6 a.m. on June 19. Ticket sales will be cash only
at the State Fair Box Office as long as there is a line of customers. Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and
American Express) will be accepted after the line is gone.
Fans can also buy tickets online through Ticketmaster.com or order and pay by phone by calling 1-
800-745-3000 or 1-866-448-7849.
Tickets for people with special needs - including those who are hearing impaired, use a wheelchair or
have difficulty doing stairs - will go on sale at the same time as general seating tickets. They can be
purchased through Ticketmaster or at the New York State Fair Box Office. Only one companion ticket
is permitted for each special-needs ticket. Additional tickets, even if they are part of the same party,
must be purchased in the regular seating section.
Tim McGraw with Montgomery Gentry is the seventh, and final, act of the Fair's 2010 grandstand
concert series. Aerosmith will open the Fair on Aug. 26; comedy ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will
perform Aug. 27; rhythm and blues star Rihanna will sing Aug. 28; teen pop sensation Justin Bieber
and supporting acts Sean Kingston and Jessica Jarrell will perform Aug. 29; legendary classic rock
band Rush will play Sept. 2; and country music star Rascal Flatts with supporting acts Kellie Pickler
and Chris Young will perform on Sept. 4.
Tickets for the other six shows - including a limited number of obstructed-view seats for Justin Bieber
- are on sale now.
The 2010 Fair will run from Aug. 26 to Sept. 6.
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