Clipped From The Terre Haute Star
5, 1962. Tex Ritter Billed At Illinois Fair SPRINGFIELD, HI., July 4. (Special.)—The Grand Ole Opry of Nashville, Tenn., returns to the Illinois State Fair for its fourth consecutive year Aug. 11. A cast of 33 will appear for one night in front of the grandstand on the fairgrounds, Franklin Rust, general manager, has announced. Tex Ritter, radio, television and motion picture personality, will headline the show, and Hank Morton, his comic sidekick, will accompany him. Jim Reeves and his Blue Boys will be a featured attraction along with Ferlin Husky. Female vocalists, Kitty Wells and Patsy Cline, Johnny and Jack, vocal twosome with the Tennessee Mountain Boys, the Willis Brothers, and the Promenaders, a country music dance group, will round out the show.