SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Three former "American Idol" competitors are among the acts heading to Springfield this summer to perform on the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair.
The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, is slated to perform Saturday, Aug. 15. Her hits include "Miss Independent" and "Since U Been Gone."
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bo Bice will open the fair concerts on Friday, Aug. 14. Bice was the runner-up on the fourth season of "American Idol."
And Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler and James Otto will perform on Friday, Aug. 21. Pickler has released two albums since appearing on the fifth season of "American Idol."
The State Fair lineup also includes performances by Heart, The Bangles, Josh Turner, Jamey Johnson and Chuck Wicks.
The Illinois State Fair runs Aug. 14-23.
On the Net: www.illinoisstatefair.info
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