I must preface today’s post with this admission: I’m not a country music fan. So, when I heard the news that the Hendricks County Fair’s entertainment committee had landed David Nail and Hunter Hayes for its big kick-off concert, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex in Danville, Ind., this year, I think my first response was, “Who?” David Nail Advanced tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow at a discounted rate — $25 for a reserved seat and $15 for general admission. After talking to David Frazee, who heads up the entertainment committee, and doing a little research on my own, I realized this is big for the Hendricks County 4-H Fair, which will be held from July 15-21 this year. It also will be quite an opportunity for residents and visitors to see two rising country music stars in an intimate setting at an affordable price. For those of you like me who haven’t heard of these artists, both have already made their mark at an early age. David Nail is a Missouri native and Grammy-nominated vocalist for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. He was recently named one of People Magazine Country’s Hot Guys and has reached the top of the charts already with his No. 1 hit single, “Let it Rain.” Hunter Hayes At just 20 years old, singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes has debuted his first album, toured with Taylor Swift and performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. This Louisiana native has even played at the famed Grand Ole Opry. “We couldn’t be more excited about this concert,” Frazee said. “Our committee discussed a number of acts, listened to a lot of music, watched the charts and was able to land two quality performers while keeping the tickets affordable.” The concert will be held the night before the start of the fair at 8 p.m. July 14 in the Equine Center. While the Equine Center is an open-air arena, it does have a roof to protect the crowd from the elements. The small setting will have 1,200 reserved seats on the floor and 1,300 general admission grandstand seats. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds website or call (317) 718-6154. If you’re a visitor to Hendricks County coming for this event, check out our website for lodging, dining, shopping and other activities that will keep you busy while you’re here.