Eddie Montgomery to headline county fair


The Okanogan County Fair will present country music recording artist Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry live in concert Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Okanogan County Fair.


The concert will coincide with the fair’s 75th anniversary.


“We are beyond excited to finally bring back a headline concert,” Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee Member and Entertainment Director Brock Hires said.


“We are excited to be able to support an event of this magnitude for the 75th anniversary of the Okanogan County Fair,” Okanogan County Commissioner Chris Branch said. “I look forward to a huge turnout for this special celebration of Okanogan country tradition.”


Average Joes Entertainment’s Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry recently released “Outskirts,” a seven-song EP.


With 20-plus charted singles, the Kentucky native has earned Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and GRAMMY awards and nominations with undeniable blue-collar anthems like “Hell Yeah,” “My Town,” and “Hillbilly Shoes.”


They’ve notched five No. 1 singles, “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something To Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.” They were inducted as Grand Ole Opry members in 2009 and were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2015.


The show begins at 8 p.m. in the fairgrounds’ rodeo arena, and is free with fair admission.


Fair tickets can be purchased online at okanogancounty.smashpass.com.


For more information about Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, see montgomerygentry.com.