Benton County Fairgrounds

Corvallis, Oregon

 

Benton County Fair & Rodeo

"Country Scenes and Children's Dreams"
July 30 - August 2, 2014

The 2014 Fair is excited to announce the authentic talent of the New Country Music Duo AMERICAN YOUNG to open the Fair, Wednesday night July 30th, Thursday night July 31st the Fair welcomes MCA recording artist DAVID NAIL; Friday night August 1st is the iconic multi-platinum selling THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND; and Saturday night August 2nd is everyone's perennial favorites, JOHNNY LIMBO AND THE LUGNUTS, making their 27th appearance on the Main Stage.

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 30th

AMERICAN YOUNG

 

 

Country Artists Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson form the new country duo American Young.
"American Young", It’s more than a name. It’s a movement. A passion for music and more importantly it’s meaning. As artists, songsmiths, producers, and entertainers, Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson define American Young this way. They are seasoned veterans on how music can inherently affect emotion and even culture. The collaborative fresh new duo already claim songwriting credits for hit makers Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and more. Recording and writing comes from a deep, poignant place with a desire to affect global audiences with songs featuring tight harmonies and storytelling. “American Young represents a sound with no boundaries. We are squarely focused on delivering our own brand of music and hope that folks will find our songs everything from haunting to dramatic and intense”, says Jon.


Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson may seem familiar to you. They’ve both been in Nashville and have explored their options in country music before. Jon as a solo act, then a successful producer and songwriter (“Me and My Gang,” “A Woman Like You”) and Kristy as a founding member and sizzling fiddle player of the duo Bomshel.

But what isn’t familiar is their music. That’s because no one—NO ONE—is making music like this.

 

You Tube Video


 

DAVID NAIL

Thursday, July 31st

DAVID NAIL

Check out DAVID NAIL's Video below

"Two Radio Stars Igniting The Stage"

DAVID NAIL

 

The Grammy-nominated artist’s renewed personal life did not come easily. After scoring his first No. 1 single with “Let It Rain” from 2011’s critically lauded The Sound of a Million Dreams, the bourbon-smooth singer spent an inordinate amount of time on tour, giving his entire being to country fans. He nearly burned himself out in the process, but David prevailed.  David credits his revitalization to his wife Catherine.


Now, David has taken that refreshed mindset and used it to shape his trail-blazing third album. If 2009’s I’m About to Come Alive was a snapshot of David grasping for the stars and The Sound of a Million Dreams captured him struggling with success, then this new album reflects an artist in control of his craft, a man fulfilled.
The album’s 11 tracks, four of which were written by the Missouri native, capture, for the first time, the energy of his live performance. David cites the spontaneous nature of cuts like the album’s lead single, “Whatever She’s Got,” a favorite of wife Catherine.


Interestingly, while The Sound of a Million Dreams featured a prominent piano sound, and the new recording contains few ivory notes. It’s very much a guitar record with, naturally for David, an emphasis on vocals. The ACM Award-nominated singer’s voice is without peer.


“There’s so many moments on this record that make me think about the last four years that I’ve been married, and ‘I’m a Fire’ just sums it all up,” David says.

 

                    

 

Friday, August 1st

THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND

 

  - 40 YEARS & COUNTING...
 
The Marshall Tucker Band started in Spartanburg, S.C. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records. The Marshall Tucker Band influenced major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel.

Hit Singles: "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway,"

The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums.  Their music has also been featured on movie soundtracks such as: Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many others.

Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray.

The Marshall Tucker Band is:
Doug Gray – Lead Vocals
Chris Hicks – Lead & Slide Guitar / Vocals
Pat Elwood– Bass Guitar Rick Willis – Lead Guitars / Vocals B.B. Borden – Drums
Marcus Henderson – Keyboards, Saxophone & Flute, Vocals



 

Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts

Saturday, August 2

JOHNNY LIMBO & THE LUGNUTS

 

 

Starting as a party gag in 1978, Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts have become one of the most popular bands to perform the classic hits from the 50's and 60's.

The Lugnut's fame has spread beyond the Pacific Northwest, dazzling audiences from Washington State to Washington, D.C. The band emphasizes showmanship, creating a never-ending energy on stage.


 

Concert Seating

Free with Fair Admission

No Reserved Seating

Concert Seating Chart and Chair Guidelines