TROY, Mo. — Not one, but two country music shows are headlining the 2019 Lincoln County Fair, running July 9-13.

Missouri native son Jake Shafer takes the main stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and is followed by Scotty McCreery from 9 to 11 p.m.

Shafer grew up in Missouri farm country around Troy and then headed to Nashville to hone his singer and songwriter talents.

With inspiration from Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Brothers Osborne and Chris Stapleton, Shafer has performed between home, Tennessee and even at the New York Yankees Stadium in New York City.

McCreery is up next and promises to deliver lively selections from his three albums. Some folks may know him from his win on Season 10 in 2011 on “American Idol.”

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 enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

“Clear as Day” was certified platinum for sales of 1 million units in just 13 weeks and became the bestselling solo album released by a country artist in 2011.

Among those hits were “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls.” Of course, he’s gone on to rack up even more hits.

Besides music, here are other fair highlights:

Livestock shows: July 8 — Poultry; July 9 — Rabbit and Hog; July 10 — Sheep and Cattle; July 11 — Auction; and July 14 — Clean-up.

Admission: Season passes are available for adults 13 and older at $40 and children 5 to 12 at $25. Children age 4 and under are admitted free.

Daily admission includes:

  • Tuesday — Adults $10 and Children 5 to 12 free.
  • Wednesday — Adults $15 and Children 5 to 12 $8.
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday — Adults $20 and Children 5 to 12 $8.

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