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Pam Tillis coming to fair
Pam Tillis
Pam Tillis is scheduled to perform Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Warren County A&L Fair. Admission is free.

Country music royalty will be in McMinnville in September when Pam Tillis takes the stage as the headline entertainer at the Warren County A&L Fair.

Tillis is scheduled to perform Thursday night, Sept. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at Grandstand Arena. Faith Jackson from Nashville will open for her at 5:30 p.m.

“We’re glad to get her and we expect she’ll bring a great crowd,” said fair president Kenneth Medlen.

A chart topper with six No. 1 hits to her credit, Tillis is known for songs such as “Maybe it was Memphis,” “Let that Pony Run,” “Don’t Tell Me What to Do,” and “Shake the Sugar.”

In recent years, the fair has landed acts such as Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley and Aaron Tippin. The grandstands can seat about 5,000. Admission is free.

According to biographical information provided by Tillis, she has six No. 1 hits and 14 top 10 singles. Most recently Tillis has released three albums from her own record label, Stellar Cat Records, landing her a No. 1 hit on the European ECMA chart.

Tillis is a 15-time CMA nominee and two-time winner, a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy Award winner, and six-time Grammy nominee.

As a songwriter, Pam Tillis songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and Highway 101. She is currently a recurring guest on the TV show “Nashville,” performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joe’s Café, and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry.

For local entertainers interested in performing during this year’s fair, there are some time slots still available. Contact entertainment director Steven Helton at 607-2028 for more information.