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2007 Farm Progress Show Adds Country Music Concert

Tracy Lawrence and Tracy Byrd hit the stage at the Farm Progress Show on August 29.

Tracy Lawrence and Tracy Byrd are set to perform their popular country music hits on the Farm Progress Show stage, sponsored by Grinnell Mutual, in a live country music concert Wed., Aug. 29, at the 2007 Farm Progress Show.

Known as the nation’s largest outdoor ag showcase, the 54th annual Farm Progress Show will be held Aug. 28, 29 and 30 at its permanent biennial location in Decatur, Ill. The concert follows the close of the second show day and will start at 5:30 p.m.; concert gates will open at 4:30 p.m.

Lawrence and Byrd are respected and popular country artists and will entertain the concert crowd with their current hits and additional Billboard chart-topping country songs.

"We are pleased and excited to have Tracy Lawrence and Tracy Byrd performing in one concert just following the show’s second day. Each performer is a headline act, and this double-header lineup of top country talent really sets our concert apart," said Don Tourte, Farm Progress national sales and events director. "It’s another milestone for the show and a great way to bring greater enthusiasm to the event and attract even larger show attendance to the Decatur area."

The concert will be held near Richland Community College, just south of the Farm Progress Show exhibit field. Tracy Byrd will perform first, followed by Tracy Lawrence. Concert attendees will park in the same lots used for show visitors.

Currently, Tracy Lawrence’s single "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" is climbing the Billboard Country Top 10 chart. This hit song is his first single release from his latest 2007 album, "For The Love." Lawrence is also recognized for chart-topping hits including "Time Marches On," "Paint Me A Birmingham" and "Texas Tornado."

Tracy Byrd’s impressive song lineup is familiar coast-to-coast among country music fans. Byrd is well- known for his fun-loving, life-living songs and heartfelt ballads. His credits include nine albums and thirteen Billboard Country Top 10 singles. His chart-topping songs include "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo," "Drinking Bone" and "Keeper of the Stars."

Ticket Information

Ticket prices are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Tickets may be ordered online at or by phone toll free at (866) 279-7469. All tickets are general admission and lawn seating. Concert admission is separate from show admission. There are no ticket refunds or exchanges. You can order tickets at

General Farm Progress Show information

The Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show and features the most extensive state-of-the art information and technology available for today’s agricultural producers. The country’s top agribusinesses, plus many regional and local manufacturers and suppliers, are regular exhibitors. Farmers and ranchers from across North America and around the world visit the Farm Progress Show to see agriculture’s latest product introductions, meet face-to-face with agribusiness professionals and gain hands-on knowledge.

The 2007 Farm Progress Show is located in west Decatur, south of I-72 and west of Richland Community College. The show exhibit field is open to visitors Aug. 28-30, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and until 4 p.m. Thursday. Admission at the gate is $10 for adults, $3 for ages 13 to 17. Adult ticket discounts are available onsite. The public is welcome. Additional show and concert information is available at

About Farm Progress Companies

Farm Progress Companies, Inc. is the nation’s leading agricultural media company. Its business operations include 22 magazines that mass nearly 1 million rural subscribers, farm shows, complementary Web sites, the ag industry’s most comprehensive database and custom publishing and e-content services. The company also produces proprietary and contracted databases, market research and custom publishing for a variety of clients who serve and need to reach and understand America’s farmers, ranchers and rural-living consumers. Farm Progress’ roots date to 1841 with Prairie Farmer, which holds the distinction of being the nation’s oldest continuously published magazine. Visit for additional company information.

About Grinnell Mutual

Today, Grinnell Mutual operates in ten states throughout the Midwest, reinsuring over 280 mutuals, and achieving a 46% market share. In addition, Grinnell Mutual employs more than 680 dedicated individuals, making it the largest employer in Poweshiek County Iowa. For more information, visit

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You can learn more about each artist at their Web sites.

Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Byrd


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