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Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:02

2015 Rock County 4-H Fair's entertainment lineup sure to please

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Montgomery Gentry perform July 30, 2015 at the Rock County Fair in Janesville, Wisconsin. Montgomery Gentry perform July 30, 2015 at the Rock County Fair in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Montgomery Gentry arguably is the most well known of the grandstand acts at the 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair. They’ve released six studio albums for Columbia Records’ Nashville division, producing more than 20 chart topping singles for the duo on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the No.1 hits “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Lucky Man.”

In 1999, they were awarded Favorite New Artist --Country at the American Music Awards. Both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association named them Duo of the Year in 2000. Both groups have nominated them for that same award every year since then. In 2009, they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. They perform Thursday, July 30. Tickets are $25.

(Rock County Fair 2015 preview HERE)

Two brothers from Wisconsin, the Mantz Brothers will open for them. Jordan and Holdan Mantz are very active in their community and serve as local firemen for the Richfield Fire Department. Catch some home-grown talent -- they take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cole Swindell recently was named the Academy of Country Music new artist of the year. He will be featured on the Rock County 4-H Fair grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. Clark Mason, will open for him. Tickets are $15.

Country rocker Tyler Farr, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Tickets are $15.

Opening the fair on Tuesday, July 28, are comedians Pete Lee and Andi Smith --both originally from Janesville.

Andria (Andi) Smith graduated from Parker High School in 1994. Her humor has been described as corrosively funny. In a Janesville Gazette article, she explained her humor as “all the stuff I've been through ... some people attach their personal feelings, but it's just stuff I've been through.”

Pete Lee graduated from Craig High School in 1995. Watch his You-Tube videos and you’ll think he’s kind of a Charlie Brown type of comedian. You hope he doesn’t have the ball pulled out from in front of him.

In 2008, both comedians appeared on Season 6 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Friday of fair week, the grandstand entertainment is free with your paid admittance to the fair. Cassadee Pope opens for Dan + Shay at 7:30 p.m., July 31.

Dan Smyers and James Shay Mooney met in Nashville and quickly made a name for themselves. They opened for Blake Shelton’s tour last year.

Cassadee Pope won “The Voice” reality show/contest on NBC in 2012, gathering country fans ever since.

For tickets, call 608-755-1470 or go online to



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