June Jam announces acts for festival comeback in Fort Payne

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) – We told you how Fort Payne’s June Jam is returning this year after a 26 year hiatus.

On Tuesday, organizers announced the country music acts that will join the group Alabama for the show on June 3.

The accent is on classic country, from the group’s hey day on the charts.

The headliners will be Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen and Randy Travis.

But the rest of the lineup will sound familiar to country music fans:

Alabama (Fort Payne natives Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry)

Jamey Johnson

Jake Owen

Randy Travis

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Frontmen (singers from Lone Star, Little Texas and Restless Heart)


Mark Willis

Neal McCoy

Dailey & Vincent

Home Free

Malpass Brothers

Dee Jay Silver

More acts will be announced later.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com

The annual Fan Appreciation Week will take place this year before the Jam, with celebrations of founding member Jeff Cook.

There will also be a Fans Songwriter Showcase Spectacular featuring Jamey Johnson, Gary Baker, Ronnie Rogers and Chris Tompkins. You can get tickets for that at the Alabama Fan Club.

The original June Jam ran for 15 years from 1982-1997. The peak attendance was 67,000 people in 1991.  The Jam raised more than $15 million for charities in the Fort Payne area.

It drew the top performers of the day, including Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, The Judds, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Wayne Newton, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Charlie Pride and Willie Nelson.


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