Mark Chesnutt at the Jackson County Fair

Country singer Mark Chesnutt has put the soul back in country music with 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top 10 singles, four platinum-selling records and five gold-selling records. Critics compare him to such singers as George Jones and George Strait.

Chenutt and his band play Thursday, July 17, in the Lithia Amphitheatre at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and is free with fair admission. Reserved seats can be purchased for $$20, $25 or $35 at the fair gates.