- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) - Country music and television star Kellie Pickler has joined the grandstand lineup for the DuQuoin State Fair.

Fair officials announced Tuesday that the star of the CMT reality show, “I Love Kellie Pickler” who has released four albums and won a season of “Dancing with the Stars” will take the stage Aug. 30.

She is known for songs such as “Red High Heels,” ”Best Days of Your Life” and “Don’t You know You’re Beautiful.”

Southern Illinois native Amelia Eisenhauer will open for Pickler.

The fair also added a contemporary Christian lineup on Aug. 28 headlined by the Christian rock band Skillet. The band has earned two Grammy nominations with such songs as “Awake and Alive,” ”Not Gonna Die,” ”Comatose” and “Monster.”

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