June Jam returning to Fort Payne, according to ALABAMA

Group ALABAMA statues in downtown Fort Payne (John Dersham/Fort Payne, Alabama Government Facebook page)

June Jam — one of the nation’s largest country music festivals in the 1980s and 1990s is returning.

ALABAMA members Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry, made the announcement after accepting the V.I. Prewett Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce’s Awards Banquet Tuesday night, alongside Lisa Cook, wife of late ALABAMA member Jeff Cook, reported WHNT News 19.

The festival is expected to happen on June 3rd at the VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne.

Here is a video clip of the WHNT news story:

Dolly Parton to the Oak Ridge Boys

Held between 1982 to 1997, June Jam featured the group ALABAMA and legendary country music performers. 

According to RolandNote, a country music database compiled by veteran music journalist Tom Roland that chronicles events and recordings, June Jam attendance peaked in 1991 at 67,000,

Performers over the 16 years included, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Tricia Yearwood, Vince Gill, Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood, Charley Pride, Percy Sledge, Clint Black and many more.

Announcements about the 2023 edition of June Jam—the lineup and ticket sales— is pending. 

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Pat Byington
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