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Nashville Music Helps Make It a Fair to Remember in Robertson County

by Rich and Laura Lynch

It's no secret that the big draw on Saturday night, September 11, 2021 at the Robertson County Fair in Springfield, Tennessee was the demolition derby that packed out the stands at the Arena Stadium on the fairgrounds. But, over on the Century Stage a talented slate of musicians from Music City were putting their skills on display revealing just why they where recently voted "Nashville's Next" best emerging songwriters of 2021.

The demolition derby was a huge Saturday night draw at the fair.

Following a year off due to the pandemic related closures the 2021 edition of the favorite event ran from September 7th through the 11th concluding on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on America. So, celebrating this nation's heroes was a big part of the activities of Fair Week in Robertson County including a high profile remembrance ceremony prior to the muddy and adult version of bumper car racing that took place before a packed house.

It was a day to remember fallen heroes in Robertson County.

Before the demolition derby a representative from the region was on hand to distribute cash prizes to both adult and youth winners of this year's "Tour Robertson County" participants. After describing the county as the state's largest in terms of the 11 cities contained within its borders we watched many lucky fans walk away with checks for several hundreds of dollars courtesy of local sponsors. You can bet some extra cheese steaks and funnel cakes were consumed with the windfall!

Rockin' Rich Lynch, Chris Austin and Javelyn vied for best in show on the Century Stage.

With an event that ran for five days with a countless variety of activities we were left with only one question. Did anyone have a better fair than the pretty and talented high school senior Addie Nicole Cooksey who not only took the title of "Fairest of the Fair" but she also took home a giant trophy as the overall winner of Saturday's late afternoon talent show. We won't be surprised to see her making waves in Nashville next, perhaps?

Emma Ohm, Korie Burton, James Longstreet and Aaron Pax Taylor put their talents on display at the fair.

Speaking of "Nashville's Next" - well, in the midst of all of this down home whimsy and excitement courtesy of the heavily attended closing night of the fair came a slate of musical talent from Nashville who had to compete with all the diverse happenings on this both somber and festive occasion.

Jessica Terrell, Luke Vjay, a talent show and livestock competition made for a lively week in Springfield.

Co-produced by performers Javelyn and Chris Austin this group of Nashville-based singer songwriters performed for more than two hours over three rounds of music where the musicians - Rockin' Rich Lynch, Jessica Terrell, Emma Ohm, Korie Burton, Luke Vjay, Aaron Pax Taylor and James Longstreet shared the stage and spotlight as they presented their compelling collection of original music.

Scenes from the fun fair in Robertson County.

A surprising and unexpected highlight of the night came during the grand finale of the "Nashville's Next" showcase when the cast of performers were joined onstage by several singing Marines who added their voices into the evening air as the curtain closed on another well-done event in Robertson County.

Did anyone have a better fair than Addie Nicole Cooksey?

The Robertson County Fair was an extremely fun and family friendly event packed with thrilling rides, delectable food options, physically challenging games and a non-stop schedule of activities including the Fair Parade, Praise & Worship, Flower Show, Dairy Show, Beef Show, Goat Show, Sheep Show, Open Baking, Car Show, Barrel Racing, Go Kart Races, Full Throttle Monster Truck Showdown, 4-H Share The Fun Talent Show, Lip Sync Battle and more!

Nashville's Next put their stamp on the Saturday night in Robertson County.

Related Links: For more information on the ROBERTSON COUNTY FAIR and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - Robertson County Fair | Javelyn | Chris Austin | Rockin' Rich Lynch | Jessica Terrell | Emma Ohm | Korie Burton | Luke Vjay | Aaron Pax Taylor | James Longstreet


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