The Adams County Fair Board has announced the main grandstand entertainment for its 80th annual fair this July. Country music star Granger Smith and his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. will take the grandstand stage on Saturday, July 30 at 8p.m.
Entry into grandstand seating for the concert is free with adult admission to the fair that evening. Track seating tickets are an additional $10 and can be purchased NOW at Farm and Home Supply in Quincy and at the fair office.
As a Nashville recording artist, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 smash "Backroad Song." Smith is also known for his top hit, "If The Boot Fits." His album When The Good Guys Win spawned the hit “Happens Like That” that has been certified GOLD.
His alter ego, Dibbles is equally well known and loved. His popular songs, which include the tune “Merica,” stays true to their country roots, but add a backroads flair.
Adding to the boot-stomping, unbelievable performance, both singers (who are really one person) perform a duet, "Holler!"
Smith says his alter ego Earl brings him something of a creative release. He compares Earl songs to the dessert you crave after a good meal. “Those songs seem to happen amidst the writing of all the other songs, but are always just on the back burner. They never take up real estate in my mind. They never overshadow the other music,” commented Smith of leaving room for a little Earl. “I love that there can be a light-hearted stroke. It took time for me to realize that I could write an impactful, heartfelt, moving song that gives you goosebumps. But what equally affects people is a genuine smile from an Earl song.”
While he holds the spotlight for his music, over the course of his career Smith has amassed a massive and enthusiastic audience now known as "Yee Yee Nation" built through years of touring and grassroots fan engagement. He has a social media following exceeding 8.5 million along with more than one billion online video views. Not only has Granger stacked major accolades as an artist, but he also released his first-ever book If You’re City, If You’re Country, which immediately hit No. 1 on Amazon's best-selling list. Smith and his family are also featured on the YouTube series “The Smiths.”
“We are excited to have Granger Smith on our grandstand stage this year,” said Melissa Shriver-Hackamack, a Director with the Adams County Fair Board. “Smith is a true performer at his core and will bring the party straight to the stage at this year’s Adams County Fair. I hope the Tri-States are ready for an awesome show.”
The 2022 Adams County Fair runs from Wednesday, July 27 to Tuesday, August 2 at the fairgrounds located 15 minutes north of Quincy on Highway 336.