The 74th running of the Arkansas State Fair starts Friday with 76 year-old Charlie Daniels and his band opening up the music festivities on the Wendy's Stage with an 8:00 p.m. show. Daniels will turn 77 on October, 28. The theme of this year's fair is "Let The Fun Begin."
"The Devil Went Down To Georgia," is their number one country hit from 1979, It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Magazine pop chart.
Other crowd pleasers from the band include, 1975's "The South's Gonna Do It," and "Long Haired Country Boy," and "In America," from 1980.
One of the bands claims to fame is their appearance in the movie "Urban Cowboy" in 1980.
The State Fairgrounds are off of Roosevelt Road in Little Rock.