Country star Rodney Atkins at Boone County Fair Aug. 13

From press release

Country music star Rodney Atkins will be in Belvidere, Ill., to perform at the Boone County Fair on the Grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13.

Tickets for Atkins’ performance range from $10 to $15.

Atkins is taking his Kraft—Velveeta Shells & Cheese “Best Side of Dinner Tour” around the country, as well as promoting his current single, “Farmer’s Daughter.” A video for the single has just been released and is on rotation on GAC. A new album for Atkins is in the works for this fall.

Atkins has been leading the country music charts and selling albums since his career began in 2006, when he hit the scene with his first No. 1, “If You’re Going Through Hell,” which was also the No. 1 Country Song of the Year, according to Billboard in 2006.

The east Tennessee native has recorded three studio albums—Honesty, If You’re Going Through Hell and It’s America—and charted seven Top 20 singles, including five No. 1s: “If You’re Going Through Hell,” “Watching You,” “These Are My People,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In)” and “It’s America.”

Atkins is the 2010 spokesman for the National Council for Adoption and is heavily involved within the organization. He is also the 2010 spokesman for the Chevy Silverado. For more information about Atkins, visit

From the Aug. 11-17, 2010 issue

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