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07/02/2008

Big acts lined up for Georgia National Fair

The Sun News

Multiplatinum selling country duo Sugarland will play the Georgia National Fair in Perry later this year, fair staff announced Tuesday.

Sugarland and two other bands, .38 Special and Three Days Grace, have been added to the roster of concerts to fill the fair Oct. 2-12.

Tickets for the Reaves Arena shows will go on sale July 26. Prices range from -30. Visit www.georgianationalfair.com for more information.

Sugarland has sold nearly 3 million copies of their debut album, "Twice the Speed of Life," and received an American Music Award, an Academy of Country Music award, a Grammy nomination and six Country Music Association nods, according to a news release.

The Atlanta group, made up of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, will play with Zac Brown Band.

Southern rock band .38 Special, whose frontman Donnie Van Zant is the brother of late Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant, will play with Molly Hatchet, a band from Jacksonville, Fla.

Three Days Grace, a post-grunge band from Canada, will play with Athens band Modern Skirts.

Macon native Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan of Leesburg also will take the stage.

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