Eric Paslay, Craig Wayne Boyd Playing 2015 Adams County Fair in Mendon, Illinois
Eric Paslay will serve as the headlining act on Saturday, August 1, and Boyd will be the opener. Eric had a top ten country hit in 2014 with "Friday Night," and followed it up with "Song About A Girl." His current hit single "She Don't Love you" is in the top twenty and climbing at this time. Eric began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 15. While he's been writing number one hits for performers like Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band for years, these days his songs are just for him. He is considered one of country music's hottest young and rising stars.
Craig Wayne Boyd is well known for being the winner of "The Voice" in 2014. The Texas born singer came to fame by way of the seventh season of hit competition show. He moved to Nashville to try for his dream of a career in the music business in the early 2000s, and soon had a publishing deal with EMI. Things looked promising, yet after ten years of songwriting, playing local gigs, national support touring, and trying everything he could to further that dream in Nashville, Craig was on the verge of quitting music because of financial and other pressures. All that changed when he auditioned for the seventh season of The Voice. Ending up on Blake Shelton's team, Boyd's singing voice, playing, and easy musical versatility made him a fan favorite, and eventually made him the overall winner.
Entry into grandstand seating for the concert is free with $10 admission to the fair that evening. Track seating tickets are an additional $10 and can be purchased beginning Saturday, June 6, at the Fair Board office on the fairgrounds, or at Farm and Home Supply in Quincy.
The Adams County Fair runs from Wednesday, July 29 to Tuesday, August 4 at the fairgrounds, located 15 minutes north of Quincy on Highway 336. Find the latest fair information online or on the Adams County Fair Facebook page.