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NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 05: Reba McEntire attends the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's new exhibition, American Currents: The Music of 2018, on March 5, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum )

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –  Country Music Hall of Fame legend Reba McEntire will perform this summer at the Illinois State Fair.

Officials say she will close out the lineup at th Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage with a concert on Aug. 18.

McEntire is a household name whose career has spanned five decades in music, television, film, theater and retail. She’s a member of the Hollywood Bowl and has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, six CMA Awards, three Grammy Awards and a GMA Dove Award.

The 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient has a new album. “Stranger Than the Truth” is scheduled for release April 5 on Big Machine Records.

Country singer Rachel Wammack will open for McEntire. Wammack was selected for Entertainment Weekly’s “2019 Artists to Watch.”

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