GRAND ISLAND — Carried by a wave of fame from “American Idol” and “Dancing With the Stars,” country singer Kellie Pickler has been signed to open the Nebraska State Fair entertainment series at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
The concert will be free with a wristband.
“Kellie followed her restless small-town dream to the front porch of the country music world by first displaying her talents to a national audience on ‘American Idol,’” said Chelsey Jungck, State Fair events and entertainment director. “Along with her wit and humor, Kellie is a woman of strength and substance.”
Pickler is a 2013 contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” and has been a hit on USO tours.
“Kellie writes what her soul tells her to,” Jungck said. “She is true to her music, and she knows fans of country music will appreciate and relate to her musical stories of real life.”