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Brothers Osborne to headline Du Quoin State Fair entertainment

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Submitted by Rebecca Clark
updated: 4/24/2018 11:57 AM

DU QUOIN -- The most anticipated concert series of the summer is taking shape with the addition of one of the biggest names in country music. Du Quoin State Fair officials have announced that the reigning Academy of Country Music 'Vocal Duo of the Year,' The Brothers Osborne, will headline at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

In addition to 'Vocal Duo of the Year' honors, the duo also took home the award for "Video of the Year' for "It Ain't My Fault." This is the second consecutive year that The Brothers Osborne has been honored as 'Vocal Duo of the Year.'

Critics say it's difficult to define John and TJ Osborne's sound, it's country and rock 'n' roll and their lyrics speak to their upbringing. They have also received rave reviews from fellow artists including Charles Kelly (Lady Antebellum), Little Big Town, and Kasey Musgraves. Eric Church had this to say about them, "My favorite thing about Bros is that they don't sound like anyone else. They are singularly distinctive, among an ocean of sameness. Country music doesn't know it needs them yet, but it does. I'm excited about their future."

Their debut album, "PAWN SHOP," garnered four Top 40 hits including "Rum," "Stay A Little Longer," "21 Summer," and "It Ain't My Fault." Their latest hit "Shoot Me Straight" comes off their new album Port Saint Joe.

"This is going to be the 'can't miss concert of the season,'" said Assistant State Fair Manager Tibretta Reiman. "The Brothers Osborne is one of the biggest names in country music right now. What makes this concert even better is the intimate concert experience you get at the Du Quoin State Fair. When you attend a concert in Du Quoin, you feel like the band is performing for your private party. Our seating and the proximity to the stage cannot be matched."

Ticket prices have been announced for the already announced 2018 Grandstand concerts. An on-sale date has not yet been announced.

Following is a breakdown of the signed musical entertainment to date:

Sunday, Aug. 26: Cheap Trick Tier 3 -- $21 / Tier 2 -- $24 / Tier 1 -- $27

Tuesday, Aug. 28: Brothers Osborne Tier 3 -- $29 / Tier 2 -- $32 / Tier 1 -- $35

Friday, Aug. 31: Gen-X Tour featuring Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit, Alien Ant Farm Tier 3 -- $19 / Tier 2 -- $22 / Tier 1 -- $25.

In the coming weeks and months look for many more exciting announcements about the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair, including additional concert announcements and other fun fair events. Don't miss any of the big announcements -- connect with us via social media:

The Du Quoin State Fair runs Friday, Aug. 24 through Monday, Sept. 3.