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Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry sings the national anthem before an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Florida and Connecticut, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

DECATUR — Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum band Daughtry will be the Sunday night headlining act on the mainstage at this year's Decatur Celebration, Aug. 3 to 5. 

Celebration organizers announced the 33rd annual street festival's performers Friday night during a three hour event at Lock Stock & Barrel, 129 S. Oakland Ave. Also announced was country artist Gretchen Wilson.

Chris Daughtry was a finalist of the fifth season of "American Idol" in 2006. The show's highest-rated season, it was won by Taylor Hicks. His band's debut album sold 4 million copies. That album and 2009's "Leave This Town" both topped the Billboard album charts, and 2011's "Break the Spell" and 2013's "Baptized" were both top 10 albums.

They had four No. 1 U.S. adult singles -- "It's Not Over," "Home," "Feels Like Tonight" and "No Surprise." They've had five additional U.S. adult top 10 singles.

They've won five American Music Awards and six Billboard Music Awards.

Other artists announced so far:

  • Emerging country music band Broseph
  • St. Louis Blues Artist Marquise Knox
  • Southern rock and blues band Jeremiah Johnson Band.
  • Aerosmith tribute band Draw the Line
  • Grammy-nominated gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds 
  • Country music artist and radio personality Chuck Wicks 
  • Contemporary Christian artist Crowder 

This story will be updated.

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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR


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