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Section A - The Oakes Times, Thursday, December 30, 2004 Tim McGraw kicks off country line-up at 2005 North D; kota Fair Bob Romeo, Exccutivc Director of tile Academy of Country Music and entertainment consultant to the North Dakota State Fair, announccs the country music entcrtainment for the 2005 North Dakota State Fair. Tim McGraw, one of country's top male vocalists, kicks off the 2005 North l)akota State Fair on Friday, July 22. 2005. Tim's most recent #1 hit, "Live Like You Were Dying," became one of his fastest to-the-top singles ever and stayed on top lor a 30 year record breaking 10 weeks at #1. "Cowboy in Me," "'Indian Outlaw," "1 Like It, I Love It" "Whcre the Green Grass Grows," and "My Next Thirty Years." are only a few of Tim McGraw's hit son Tim's countr music Sell the Farm," "She Couldn't Change Me," "'My Town," "Speed," and with their most recent album rclease, "You Do Your Thing." As for accolades, Montgomery Gentry was named CMA's Duo of the Year in 2(XYO, American Music award for Favorite New Artist, Academy of Country Music award for Top New Vt~'al Group/Duo, and the 2000 and 2001 Radio & Records Readers' Poll award for Top Country Duo. Tcrri Clark performs Thursday, July 28. For close to three years, Terri was the only woman in country music to have a #1 song with her "1 Just Wanna Be Mad" single. A successful career, with hits such as "Poor, Pcx~r Pitiful Me "Girls l,ie Too. and Academy ol Country Music. Big and Rich is the final show on Saturday, July 30. New to the country scene, Big and Rich have successfully taken the country music industry by storm with hits such as "Wild West Show" and "Holy Water." Big ~md Rich offer a unique sound unlike any other country acts. which combines country, rock, and rap. All the country concerts are included on a Showpa,ss, which also includes, the Enduro Auto Race, Demolition Derby, and Johnny Holmes and the Classic Car Show. The Showpass will go on sale February 14, 2005. They will be available at: Online: www,