John Michael Montgomery, Collin Raye, to headline Ashland County Fair

Two top country music artists — John Michael Montgomery and Collin Raye — will headline the 2017 Ashland County Fair.

The two collectively have combined for 11 No. 1 Billboard country music singles and will take the stage as co-headliners at the county fair Tuesday, Sept. 19. The county fair will run from Sept. 17 through 23, 2017.

Montgomery and Raye follow The Oak Ridge Boys (2014), Charlie Daniels Band (2015) and The Gatlin Brothers (2016) as country musicians headlining the fair. The country acts have been a hit, said Ashland County Fair manager Steve Englet.

“We found that this is what we seem to have the most success with, with country in the ’70s and ’80s and traditional country music artists,” Englet said.