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Rock of Ages: Rick Springfield, Air Supply to share spotlight at Fair

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Clay County Fair has landed Air Supply and Rick Springfield for the 2012 grandstand lineup.

They will perform their songs - that have become part of the soundtrack to people's lives - on the grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.

"One of my goals with grandstand concerts is to appeal to as many different types of music fans as possible," fair manager Jeremy Parsons said. "I think we have put together a night to remember for classic rock fans."

To date, Springfield has sold over 19 million records with 17 Top-40 hits. In 1981, Rick skyrocketed to the top of Billboard's charts with "Jessie's Girl" and "I've Done Everything for You." The following year, he won a Grammy for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance."

In 1982, Springfield followed the success of Working Class Dog with Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet. The album contained a string of top-40 hits, including "Don't Talk To Strangers." His 1983 album Living in Oz went platinum, resulting in the hits "Human Touch" and "Affair of the Heart." The following year, his single "Love Somebody" from the soundtrack album to the movie "Hard to Hold" hit No. 5 on the Billboard singles chart. Most recently, he released a New York Times best-selling memoir, "Late, Late at Night" and has a documentary focusing on his unique relationship with his fans, titled "An Affair of the Heart" making the festival rounds this Spring. His most recent studio release, Venus in Overdrive, was released in 2008 debuting on the Billboard's Top 100 Albums at #28. He has performed for millions of devoted fans over the last three decades and continues to play over 80 shows a year.

Air Supply strikes a universal chord probing love's many dimensions and touching hearts everywhere. Air Supply shot to the top of the charts in 1980 with their hit "Lost in Love." Their second single was "All Out of Love," followed by the hits, "Here I Am," "The One That You Love," "Making Love out of Nothing at All," and "Sweet Dreams." Their "Greatest Hits" have sold in excess of 20 million copies.

Ticket information for this and other concerts including Casting Crowns and Jeff Foxworthy, will be available this spring.