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Montgomery Gentry announced for 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair

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Catherine W. Idzerda
Monday, February 23, 2015

JANESVILLE—This year's Rock County 4-H Fair musical line-up will feature country-pop, country-rock, classic country and two evenings of yet-to-be announced entertainment.

On Monday, the Rock County 4-H Fair released the grandstand entertainment for four of the six days of the fair.

The line-up includes Cassadee Pope, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Dan+Shay and Montgomery Gentry

Rock County 4-H Fair Entertainment Committee Chairman Ryan George said organizers were looking for entertainers who had the “potential to do well.”

The fair board works with an agent, who offers the fair board a variety of options that are within its budget.

“This year, we wanted to have four big nights instead of trying to spread our money out over five or six,” George said. “I think we've ended up with four really good nights of entertainment.”

The remaining “to be announced” entertainment won't include national touring acts, George said. Instead, the committee is looking at other options.

The line-up includes:

-- Wednesday: Cole Swindell.

Swindell is a relative newcomer whose self-title album reached No. 1 on the country charts. “Chillin' It”, “Brought to You Beer” and “Ain't Worth the Whiskey” have the classic country twang and groove.

-- Thursday: Montgomery Gentry.

This duo is a blend of traditional country and country-rock with staying power. In the past 25 years, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have had dozens of hits including several No. 1 songs, such as “Something to be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” and “Roll With Me.”

-- Friday: Cassadee Pope opening for Dan + Shay.

Pope won season three of the NBC show “The Voice,” and now generates pop country hits such as “Wasting All Those Tears,” “Cry” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.”

Dan + Shay is the country-pop duo whose album “Where it All Began” reached No. 1 on the country charts in 2014 and 2015.  They are best known for their song, “19 You and Me.”

-- Saturday: Tyler Farr.

Two words: “Redneck Crazy.” That describes Farr's hit single, his hit album and his overall vibe.



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