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SPRINGFIELD — Reba McEntire ​will play the Illinois State Fair this year, it was announced Thursday.

She'll close out the fair's concert series on Sunday, Aug. 18.

McEntire last played the State Fair in 1999. 

She has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, six CMA Awards, three Grammy Awards, and a GMA Dove Award. She will release her 29th studio album, “Stronger Than the Truth,” on April 5 and then host the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 8.

Opening for McEntire will be singer Rachel Wammack.

Tickets are $35-$65.

Also playing the fair are:

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire performs at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in downtown Bloomington in June 2008. She will appear in concert Aug. 18 at the Illinois State Fair.

Sunday, Aug. 11: Dan + Shay

Monday, Aug. 12: The Traveling Salvation Show – A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Why Don’t We

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Pentatonix with Special Guest Rachel Platten

Thursday, Aug. 15: Old Dominion

Friday, Aug. 16: Snoop Dogg with Dogg Pound, Warren G, DJ Quik, Twista, and Do or Die


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