Gasconade County Fair entertainers for 2018

Scotty McCreery, (right) song writer and country recording artist, will take the main stage Saturday at the 71st annual Gasconade County Fair. Show time is Saturday evening gat 8:30 p.m. After winning Season Ten of American Idol in 2011,

McCreery made history when he became the youngest male artist of any genre, and the first country music artist ever, to have his debut album  “Clear as Day”enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Clear as Day was certified platinum for sales of one million units in just 13 weeks and became the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011.  The singles “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls” were also certified platinum. A year later, Christmas with Scotty McCreery debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart and was quickly certified gold.

His next album, 2013’s See You Tonight, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and “See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It” both reached the Top 10 and were certified platinum and gold respectively. The greatest breakthrough, however, may have come in February 2015, when he co-wrote  “Five More Minutes”.

Friday night The world-famous Oak Ridge Boys, middle, right, take the stage at 8:30 p.m. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a number one pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.

Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. 

Their string of hits includes the country-pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others.

The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album—plus one double platinum single—and had more than a dozen national number one singles and over 30 top ten hits.

The Norm Ruebling Band, lower right, from Columbia Mo., takes the main stage Thursday night at the fair bringing their big band music of R&B, Blues, Rock, Jazz & Soul. The six-member band was recently voted as Columbia’s Best Band.

Whether rocking your wedding, an anniversary, convention, a mixer, or any special occasion, NRB excels. The band has been together for 25 years and  their mixture of vocals and instruments provides  extraordinary entertainment for all ages.