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Charlie Daniels Band to headline fair

February 22, 2017 GMT

JEFFERSON — The Charlie Daniels Band will be fiddling around on the grandstand stage when the 165th Jefferson County Fair takes place this summer.

The fair’s theme is “Year of the Royalty,” which complements the legendary country act that will perform on the main stage Friday, July 14.

The Charlie Daniels Band has many memorable hits, including “Long-Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America” and, of course, its signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which has won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

In 2016, Charlie Daniels released a new album, “Night Hawk.” It is a reflection of stories from the trail told by cowboys around the campfire through the years. Many of the songs are introduced in an acoustic style, while some are classics presented in a new way.

The album release was during one of the most important years of Daniels’ career. In October 2016, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, with its museum featuring and exhibit called “Million Mile Reflections.”

The Jefferson County Fair will again offer reserved seating and party pit (standing-only area in front of the stage) tickets on the track in front of the grandstand. These tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at JcFairPark.com or at the fair office.

Additional musical entertainment will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 165th Jefferson County Fair will kick off Wednesday, July 12, and run through Sunday, July 16, with fun and entertainment for the whole family.

See JcFairPark.com for fair updates, or follow the fair news on Facebook www.facebook.com/jeffersoncountyfair and Twitter www.twitt­er.­com/jeffersoncofair.