Urban is slated to take the Chumash Grandstand Arena stage July 26 at the Paso Robles Event Center, marking the fifth time he’s performed at the fair. Country singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina will open the show.
Urban’s ninth studio album, “Ripcord,” has been nominated for a Grammy for best country album. It features the songs “Break On Me,” “Wasted Time” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — the latter nominated for Grammys for best country solo performance and best country song.
“Ripcord” was released in May 2016 — roughly a month after Urban wrapped up a judging stint on the 15th and final season of the Fox singing competition “American Idol.”
Alaina was a runner-up on the 10th season of “American Idol.” Her sophomore album, “Road Less Traveled,” was released Jan. 27.
Tickets for Urban’s July 26 concert cost $46 to $101, and go on sale 10 a.m. Feb. 10. To purchase, call 1-800-909-3247, visit www.midstatefair.com or stop by the Paso Robles Event Center box office at 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles.
The California Mid-State Fair runs July 19 through July 30.