CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Casting Crowns, Josh Turner and Theory of a Dead Man are the musical acts that will headline this year's West Virginia State Fair.
On Monday, State Fair officials announced the lineup, which includes a lot of pop country, a little bit of hard rock and Christian rock, as well as the Buckin' B Bull Ride show.
The concert series opens Aug. 9 with "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens. The 37-year-old won the reality competition in December and is expected to release his first album in April. His show is free with gate admission.
On Aug. 10, Casting Crowns performs. The award-winning contemporary Christian rock band, a consistent hitmaker on the Christian Music Charts, recently released "The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One," a collection of acoustically reworked Casting Crown's songs.
A youth-oriented show with Austin Mahone and Coco Jones is on Aug. 11. Mahone is an Internet sensation with more than 1.8 million Facebook fans, 1.5 million Twitter followers and 545,000 YouTube Subscribers. His first official release, "Say You're Just a Friend," features rapper Flo Rida.
Coco Jones starred in the 2012 Disney Channel film, "Let It Shine" and has parlayed that into a music career. The 15-year-old's first single, "Holla at the DJ," was released on Radio Disney in December.
Country singers Josh Turner and Dustin Lynch perform on Aug. 13. Turner has earned four No. 1 country hits -- "Your Man," "Would You Go with Me," "All Over Me" and "Why Don't We Just Dance" -- and released his fifth studio album, "Punching Bag," last June.
Lynch is a relative newcomer to the country music scene, but already the 27-year-old has seen some success. His debut single, "Cowboys and Angels," reached No. 2 on the country charts. His second song, "She Cranks My Tractor," made it into the Top 40.