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Country singer Carrie Underwood, seen here performing Tuesday at an iHeartRadio Live show in New York, is just the latest in a string of female country stars announced to perform at the Resch Center. Jennifer Pottheiser/AP
Country singer Carrie Underwood, seen here performing Tuesday at an iHeartRadio Live show in New York, is just the latest in a string of female country stars announced to perform at the Resch Center. Jennifer Pottheiser/AP

The Resch Center continues to go blonde. And not just any blondes — red-hot Nashville blondes.

Carrie Underwood, whose “Blown Away’’ album just landed in stores this week, will play the arena on Sept. 26 as the eighth stop on her North American tour this fall. Twenty-year-old Hunter Hayes will open.

It will be Underwood’s first visit to the Resch since a sold-out show in April 2008 for her “Carnival Ride’’ tour. She’s the latest in a string of chart-topping country women in the building. After snagging The Band Perry — which, let’s be honest, is frontwoman Kimberly Perry — on Reba McEntire’s tour stop in October, the Resch hosted reigning female vocalist Miranda Lambert last month. So, let’s see, who is still missing from the list to make for a blonde bingo? Anybody? Oh yeah, just Taylor Swift.

Tickets for Underwood are $62.50, $52.50 and $42.50. They go on sale at 11 a.m. May 11 through Oneida Casino Ticket Star outlets, including the Resch Center box office, (800) 895-0071 and www.ticketstaronline.com. Underwood is donating $1 from each ticket to the American Red Cross.

» Sam Llanas, formerly of the BoDeans (that still sounds strange, doesn’t it?), will headline this year’s Metro Jam in Manitowoc with a free show on June 23 at Washington Park. Since parting ways with the Wisconsin band he founded nearly 30 years ago, he has realeased a solo album, “4 a.m.,’’ to great reviews.

» Country artist Collin Raye, whose string of hits in the ’90s includes “One Boy, One Girl,’’ “Little Rock’’ and “That’s My Story,’’ will headline this year’s Kewaunee County Fair with a show July 20. His performance on the Van’s Midway Stage is included with the $9 gate admission of the fair.

This year’s fair, July 19-22 in Luxemburg, also features music by Road Trip on July 19, Blue Moon Swamp (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute) and Oil Can Harry on July 21 and the Surf Boys July 22. The grounds have undergone a serious sprucing up during the off-season, including a new year-round exhibition building, revamped pits and race track and a new poultry building.

Reshuffled dates

Marianas Trench has announced a new date for the local show it postponed in April due to illness. The Canadian pop band is now slated for 8 p.m. June 22 at Green Bay Distillery in Ashwaubenon. All tickets will be honored at the rescheduled concert, or they’re $12 in advance at www.greenbaydistillery|.com and $15 day of show.

» The Willy Porter concert originally scheduled for this past Wednesday at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 19. Tickets are $20 general admission in advance and $25 at the door or reserved at the Riverside, The Exclusive Co. and Rock n Roll Land. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date.

Gigs

Rough Draft plays its final two gigs with its current lineup of Brian Sutton and graduating University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seniors Molly LeCaptain and Shelbi Cox from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Chefusion, 307 N. Broadway, Green Bay, and May 18 at A’s Restaurant and Music Café, 112 N. Broadway in De Pere. No cover charge for either.

— kmeinert@greenbaypressgazette|.com and follow her on Twitter @KendraMeinert

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