Tickets for all concerts will start to go on sale the weekend of June 9. Details on how to purchase tickets will be at www.oregonstatefair.org. The 2012 Oregon State Fair runs August 24 – September 3.
++ Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw-Friday August 24th, 2012 8PM ++
This summer, music fans will be able to hear two pop-rock singer-songwriters for the price of one, as Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat!
COLBIE CAILLAT debuted in 2007 with Coco which sold over 3 million copies; including hit singles “Realize”, “The Little Things” and “Bubbly”, one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time!. In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, “Lucky”, which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in 2009 which was nominated for two Grammy Awards. She has sold over six million albums worldwide and over 10 million singles. Her new album, All of You, has already garnered a top ten hit with “I Do” and “Brighter Than The Sun” that hit #1 on March 24th!
GAVIN DEGRAW’S debut album “Chariot” was released in 2003, sold over one million copies and featured his first #1 hit “I Don’t Want to Be” along with “Chariot” and “Follow Through”. DeGraw’s second album, self-titled “Gavin DeGraw” was released in 2008 and debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart! His most recent album “Sweeter” recently garnered a #1 Pop hit with “Not Over You”! Alongside DeGraw’s musical career he has also performed on multiple TV shows and his songs can be heard across TV and film. “I Don’t Want to Be” was chosen as the theme song for One Tree Hill, on which DeGraw appeared in an on-screen role in three episodes. Most recently millions of viewers watched DeGraw compete in ABC’s 2012 season of “Dancing With The Stars”!
++ Joe Walsh-Saturday August 25th 8PM ++
JOE WALSH has been a member of three commercially successful bands: the James Gang, Barnstorm, and one of the most successful rock acts of all time and America’s biggest band, the Eagles. He has also experienced success as a solo artist and prolific session musician, especially with B.B. King, Dan Fogelberg, Warren Zevon, The Beach Boys, Steve Winwood, Bob Seger and Lionel Richie to name a few. In 1975 Walsh joined the Eagles as lead guitarist, vocalist and keyboard player, writing and/or singing lead vocals on some of their biggest hits including; “Life in the Fast Lane”, “Pretty Maids All in a Row”, “In The City”, “Last Good Time In Town”, “One Day at a Time”, “Life’s Been Good” and “All Night Long”! Walsh will be releasing his 10th solo album “Analog Man” later this spring!
++ Jeff Dunham -Friday August 31st 8PM ++
Jeff Dunham, “America’s favorite comedian” is a ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance. He has four specials that run on Comedy Central: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special, and Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos. Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism, and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen. Dunham is the top-grossing standup act in North America, and is among the most successful acts in Europe as well. He has sold over ten million DVDs, millions in merchandise sales, and received more than 350 million hits on YouTube (his introduction of Achmed the Dead Terrorist in Spark of Insanity was ranked as the ninth most watched YouTube video at the time). A Very Special Christmas Special was the most-watched telecast in Comedy Central history, with its DVD going quadruple platinum (selling over 4, 000,000) in the first two weeks!
++ Demi Lovato and Hot Chelle Rae-Saturday Sept 1st 7PM ++
Music fans will also be able to hear two of pop music’s hottest acts touring together for the first time; Demi Lovato and Hot Chelle Rae!
DEMI LOVATO is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, musician, and actress who has won 24 awards including Teen Choice, People Choice and MTV Music Awards! As an actress she became well known for her starring roles in the Camp Rock movies, as Sonny Munroe in the Disney sitcom Sonny with a Chance, and as the star of the 2009 movie Princess Protection Program. As a solo musical artist, Lovato released her debut album Don’t Forget in 2008. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard charts selling over 500,000 copies! Her second album, Here We Go Again debuted at #1on the Billboard Album Chart! Her third studio album, Unbroken, was released on September 20, 2011 and contained her highest career debut top 10 hit single “Skyscraper”. She is now working on her fourth Album and a new single release “Give Your Heart A Break”. Lovato is also involved in philanthropic activities through charity work and various social and environmental causes.
HOT CHELLE RAE was eventually named after a MySpace stalker who provided the band with a rather entertaining era of online activity until her false identity was discovered and brought to light! Hot Chelle Rae’s album, Whatever’s first single release in 2011, “Tonight Tonight” was a huge hit that sold over 2 million copies and made it all the way #1 on the Billboard Adult Pop charts! Their next single, “I Like It Like That” featuring New Boyz was a top 20 hit and they debuted in Billboard’s chart with their new single Honestly! In the summer of 2007, the band hit the road and opened a sold out concert for rapper Lil Jon! Most recently they have been opening concerts for Taylor Swift in her World Tour, ‘Speak Now’. The band has also performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and the 2012 Pro Bowl ceremonies! With over 725,000 likes on Facebook they are well on their way to the million mark!
++ Jake Owen-Monday September 3rd , 2012 7PM ++
Jake Owen signed to RCA Records Nashville in 2005 and released his debut album “Startin’ with Me” that year. The album produced three singles, all of which reached Top 20 on the Billboard Country Songs chart: “Yee Haw”, “Startin’ with Me”, and “Something About a Woman”. A second album, 2009’s Easy Does It, has accounted for three more hit singles: “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”, “Eight Second Ride”, and “Tell Me”. Also in 2009 Owen received the coveted Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Male Vocalist award! In 2011, Owen achieved his first #1 on the country charts with the title track to his third album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night and has followed that up in 2012 with his recent multi-week #1 hit song “Alone With You”! Owen has also toured with some of the biggest country acts, including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Sugarland, and Keith Urban.