Randy Houser to close Dayton Fair
One of country music's brightest stars will help close the Dayton Fair this evening.
Randy Houser, a chart-topping country musician, will perform at 8 p.m. in the fair's grandstand, followed by a fireworks display.
Houser, 37, first came onto the country music scene in 2008, when he released his debut album, “Anything Goes.” Its first single, “Anything Goes,” hit number 16 on the Billboard Hot Country chart, and the follow-up single, “Boots On,” reached number two.
Two years later, Houser released his second album, “They Call Me Cadillac,” which peaked at number 8 on Bilboard's Top Country Albums chart.
Despite his previous successes, 2013 has proved to be a banner year for Houser, who is touring in support of his third album, “How Country Feels.”
The album boasts the hit singles “How Country Feels” and “Runnin' Out of Moonlight,” which both reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
Larry Marshall, president of the Dayton Fair board, said organizers booked Houser in December. Their goal is to bring in young country music acts at the beginning of their careers, in hopes of attracting younger crowds.
The fair has a record of attracting acts early in their careers, including Travis Tritt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Josh Gracin and Lone Star, along with veterans, such as Confederate Railroad, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin.
“We're always going for acts that might make it big, but it doesn't always turn out,” Marshall said. “One year the board turned down Faith Hill.
“Another year, they turned down Garth Brooks, because they didn't think he could sing that well.”
The fair does not sell tickets for its shows — instead, admission to the concert is part of the $7 ticket to get into the fair, Marshall said.
Marshall expects the show to fill the fair's 3,500-seat grandstand, and the race track in front of the stage. He was unsure how many people could fit on the track, but Marshall said he expects it to be standing-room only.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.