The Saline County Ag Society, with the help of Becwar and Associates Entertainment Agency, will welcome Terri Clark to the Saline County Fair at Tuxedo Park in Crete July 19.
Originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Clark has had success in both Canada and the US and has had six No. 1 Hits including “If I Were You,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Emotional Girl,” “In My Next Life,” “Girls Lie Too” and “You’re Easy on the Eyes.”
She has released 15 albums, with her first three certified platinum. Her “Greatest Hits 1994-2004” album went gold in both the U.S. and Canada.
With other fun top 10 songs such as “Better Things To Do,” “When Boy Meets Girl,” “I Wanna Do it All,” “Now That I Found You” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad For Awhile,” Clark is the only Canadian female member inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and hosts her own radio show from there.
She will take the Saline County Fair stage at 9:30 p.m.
The Nebraska country rock band Switchbak will open the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com or at the UNL Extension Office or Barnas Drug in Wilber, Citizens State Bank in Friend or Pinnacle Bank or Ace Hardware in Crete, as well as at the concert.
After seven years of male celebrity singers, Saline County Ag Society President Kent Musil said, “This year our fair board voted to get a female singer and we feel that Terri Clark, with all her fun up-tempo songs, will fit in perfectly for our fair. We want to thank all the volunteers that help with our fair, and all the people that have come to the past Saline County Fair shows.”
Magician/Comedian and Booking Agent Gayle Becwar has booked the last two Saline County Fairs with Clay Walker and the band Little Texas and Logan Mize, and reiterated what Musil said.
“Our agency has booked over 50 male singing stars for fairs, festivals and Cattlemen Balls, and we are happy and honored to be booking our first celebrity female country singer. Terri Clark is a funny, likable, blue-collar type of singer and happens to be one of the only female country singers to wear a cowboy hat.”
The Saline County Fair also has a Figure 8 and Demolition Derby on July 18, and the PRCA Rodeo on July 20.
The entire schedule of events can be found at salinecountyfair.org.