Reba McEntire to Perform at Kentucky State Fair with Special Guest Parmalee

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 25, 2016) — Award-winning artist Reba McEntire will perform on the Kentucky State Fair Main Stage Thursday, Aug. 18 in Freedom Hall. As one of the world’s most successful female recording artists, Reba has four decades of chart-topping songs under her belt. She’s been recognized as the biggest female “hit maker” in country music history, earning 64 Top 10 hits and reaching her 35th No. 1 hit with “Turn on the Radio.”

“We’re excited to bring Reba to the Kentucky State Fair,” said Steve Kelly, Executive Director of expositions for the Kentucky State Fair Board. “She’s an extremely popular entertainer – everyone loves her. It doesn’t matter whether they like country, pop or rock; they’re a fan of Reba.”

Parmalee, nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year Award in 2016, will take the stage first. Their “Feels Like Carolina” album earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard and more. The band has toured with other leading country stars.

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A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Reba has won 15 American Music Awards, 13 Academy of Country Music Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, two GRAMMY Awards and is one of only four entertainers to receive the National Artistic Achievement Award from Congress. Reba’s talents and passions extend beyond the microphone. She starred in and produced the popular TV sitcom “Reba” for six seasons; launched successful lines of clothing, footwear and home collections; and earned rave reviews for her Broadway performance in “Annie Get Your Gun.”

Tickets are $58, $50 and $46 each and include Kentucky State Fair gate admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or purchase online at Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Photo from Kentucky State Fair's Facebook page.
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The Kentucky State Fair runs August 18-28 at the Kentucky exposition Center. For more information, visit