Artist Spotlight: Rodney Atkins wants to know: Who’s the hottest country star in a baseball cap? As of now, State Fair performer Rodney Atkins is leading Jason Aldean (who also rocked the Dorton Arena stage Friday night) and Luke Bryan with 53 percent of the votes. Or if you feel you need a better vantage point to truly make the right decision, tickets are still available for his Wednesday night show.

Atkins, who has topped the charts with singles “These Are My People,” “Watching You,” “If You’re Going Through Hell” and “Cleaning This Gun,” has lived out his own country song. As a child, he was adopted by two different couples, only to be returned by both only days later because of his health. He eventually settled in with the Atkins family and now has plenty of material to put into song, proven by the fact he wrote six of the 10 tracks on his album If You’re Going Through Hell.

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

One Comment

  1. Wooooh!

    Can’t wait to see that good-lookin’ guy on Wednesday!

    (PS: Sorry boyfriend, if you’re reading this. You do rock for buying the tickets for us. :-))

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