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RRV Fair announces additional acts

Pop duo Karmin will perform on Sunday. Submitted photo1 / 2
Country singer Chase Rice will perform on Tuesday. Submitted photo2 / 2

The Red River Valley Fair announced the final two acts that will round out this year’s Grandstand performers.

Chase Rice, who is best known for co-writing one of 2013 most played songs, “Cruise” by Florida-Georgia Line, will perform on Tuesday evening.

On Sunday, Karmin, a pop duo comprised of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, who shot to fame in 2011 from YouTube, will perform.

Rice played football at the University of North Carolina before working for NASCAR in the Hendrick Motorsports pit crew. After penning, “Cruise,” which has sold over 2.5 million copies, Rice followed the success by selling out strings of venues across the country without a record company, a manager, or a song on the radio. He recently signed a publishing contract with Sony/ATV which is the home of Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert.

Karmin was first discovered when they covered Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now.” The duo now has 178 million views and more to 780,000 subscribers to their YouTube channel, Karmincovers. In 2012, the hip-hop, pop duo performed their original singles, “Brokenhearted” and “I Told You So” on Saturday Night Live. Heidemann is originally from Nebraska and Noonan hails from Maine.

The Red River Valley Fair will be held July 8 through 13. Rice joins grandstand acts already promised: Hairball on Wednesday; Kellie Pickler on Thursday; Billy Currington on Friday; and Five Finger Death Punch on Saturday .

All shows will begin at 8 p.m. Ticket information is available at