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May 17, 2017

Vocal Powerhouse Leann Rimes Brings Two Decades of Hits to Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

Country superstar LeAnn Rimes will bring her greatest hits and newest songs to the Chevy Court stage at the Great New York State Fair for an 8 p.m. performance on Thursday, August 31, Acting Director Troy Waffner announced today.

Rimes exploded onto the music scene at age 13 with “Blue,” a song that brought the soulfulness of Patsy Cline to a new generation and earned her a Grammy award the following year, making her the youngest-ever winner.  Later that year, “How Do I Live” hit number two on the pop charts and is fourth on Billboard magazine’s list of the top 100 pop singles of all time. Her most recent album, “Remnants,” was released late last year.

“It’s not often we get the chance to get a superstar at the peak of her powers on our Chevy Court stage, so this is absolutely a show that should be circled on every music fan’s calendar.  We’re honored to have her here and I know this is a performance people will remember for a very long time,” said Waffner.

Rimes’s performance takes place on the second Three Dollar Thursday, when admission to the Fair is just $3.

LeAnn Rimes joins a star-studded and diverse lineup that includes:

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 2 pm, August 23
  • 3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 2 pm, August 25
  • Peter Noone, 2 pm, August 28
  • The Marshall Tucker Band, 2 pm, August 29
  • Taylor Dayne, 2 pm, August 30
  • Spin Doctors, 2 pm, September 3

Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 23 to September 4, 2017. The Fair's mission, reflected in its theme, "FIND YOUR GREAT," is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

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