The Adams County Fair Board is proud to welcome two country music icons to the 2023 Adams County Fair. Nashville recording artists Tracy Byrd and Jo Dee Messina will both take the stage reveling the crowd with memorable hits coming up on Saturday, July 29th.
Tracy Byrd became a household name on the country music scene in 1993 when his third single, called "Holdin' Heaven" hit #1 on the Billboard Country Music Charts. Over the years he’s garnered attention for his wide range of tunes - from slow, romantic ballads to party songs like “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous” and "Watermelon Crawl.” One popular ballad, “The Keeper of the Star's" shot to #1 on the singles charts and was named the Academy of Country Music's "Song of the Year" in 1995. Byrd performs all over the country and is excited to get on the Adams County Fair stage this summer.
Jo Dee Messina kicked off her notable career with “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” a single that immediately made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted nine No. 1 hits and sixteen Top 40 songs and was honored by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and GRAMMY Awards. As Jo Dee’s résumé grew, she proved to be a trendsetter and history-maker, becoming the first female in country music history to celebrate three consecutive multi-week, chart-topping songs. Over the years, Jo Dee has amassed over half a billion streams on Pandora, hundreds of millions of album and single streams on each Spotify and Apple Music, and millions of views on YouTube. Her impressive listenership recently earned her acknowledgment for having one of the Top 20 country albums of the 1990s on the Spotify platform. Additionally, her social media accounts are collectively followed by over one million fans.
“We are excited to have these legendary stars all on one stage in one big night,” said Melissa Shriver-Hackamack, a Director with the Adams County Fair Board. “The music of Tracy Byrd and Jo Dee Messina is like the soundtrack of country music in the nineties. This concert will be an amazing way to see these country music legends live and in person here in the Tri-States.”
Entry into grandstand seating for the concert is free with adult admission to the fair that evening. To get closer to the stage, $15 track seat tickets will also be sold (while supplies last) from now until the concert inside Farm and Home Supply in Quincy.