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Con lee br ing ing No. 1 hits to Fair

Park, Campbell will entertain at pavilion


Conlee Conlee It’s a pretty good bet one of the headliners at the Rockdale Fair Saturday Oct. 22 will be looking at Rockdale through “Rose Colored Glasses.”

That’s one of t he mega- hits John Conlee has recorded during a 30-year-plus countr y music career which included eight No. 1 hits and 26 songs in the top 20.

Conlee will share the Fair’s Saturday night stage, Oct. 22, w ith Kyle Park and the Nick Lawrence Band.

Craig Campbell will perform Friday, Oct. 21, with Shawn Jennings and the Southern Roots Band.

Disc jockey Scott Leonard will provide entertainment Thursday, Oct. 20.

CONLEE—Since the late 1970s Conlee has been turning out hits like “Back Side of Thirty”, “Lady Lay Down”, “Common Man” and “Mama’s Rocking Chair.”

His country roots are genuine. Born in Kentucky, he grew up plowing fields, slopping hogs, raising tobacco and tending to cattle.


Campbell Campbell Conlee was one of the first country stars to raise money to preserve family farms.

That commitment dates back to a June, 1985, concert in Omaha. Conlee has also been part of nine Farm Aid concerts which have raised $13 million.

PARK—Austin native Park hit the big time with his second album “Anywhere in Texas,” which featured a dozen songs he co-wrote.

“Cold in Colorado” was the brea kout number f rom t hat album.

Last year he released foursong and five- song extended play recordings including “All Night” which received extensive radio play.

CA MPBE L L—The Fr id ay night headliner grew up in Georgia and started his career in music at age 15 when he won a Jimmy Dean/True Value Country Showdown competition.


Park Park He introduced his talents with a five-song extended play recording which landed in the top 20 on iTunes.

His 2010 single “Family Man” was also well-received by the public.

TICKETS— Season tickets, good for all events at the threeday Fair, are now on sale on-line at http://www.outhousetickets.com/ Venue/ Rockda le _ Fair_ and_ Rodeo/.

Prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 8-12 and senior citizens 55 and over.

Daily prices at the gate Oct. 20-22 will be $15 for adults and $10 for children 8-12 and senior citizens 55 and over.


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