BamaJam 2012 Gives Back

BamaJam 2012 Donates To Partnering Non-Profit Organizations. BamaJam 2012 has generously donated approximately $25,000 to numerous charitable and non-profit organizations. This comes from their appreciation for those who partnered with the festival and helped to make it the success it was. BamaJam 2012 is a community-driven company and is thrilled to support the causes of non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity, Wiregrass United Way, CERT and many more. BamaJame 2012 was held June 14-16 and featured music from Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson and more. It is being called the music and lifestyle event of the summer. “We at BamaJam 2012 are thankful to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has supported us. We look forward to working with all of these groups again at BamaJam 2013.” -Rendy Lovelady, executive producer of the festival. Below is a list of the non-profits BamaJam 2012 is making donations to. To see pictures and video of this year’s festival or for information on ordering your BamaJam 2013 tickets, please visit www.bamajam2012.com. Non-Profits: Habitat for Humanity Carroll High School Boys Basketball Team Malone High School Girls Basketball Team Enterprise Civitan Club Daleville Band Parents Wiregrass United Way New Brockton Youth Sports Association Home Inspection for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters Alabama Power Service Organization Elba First Assembly Carroll High School Cheer Booster Club Opp Paws and Claws CERT Carroll Quarterback Club Cottonwood High School Carroll High School Girls Basketball Team The Cultural Arts Center

Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson at BamaJam 2012

Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and Many More at BamaJam 2012, Day 2! After we had to deal with the big storm that blew through on Day 1 of BamaJam 2012, we were ready for a fresh start on Day 2! Luckily for us, there weren’t any other big hiccups the rest of the weekend, and the second day full of music and fun turned out great! Not only did we get to see the likes of Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band live and in person, but we also discovered a lot of new and upcoming talent that we just can’t get enough of! Southern Ground Took Over! They could have easily renamed that second day of the festival “Southern Ground Artists” Day. This is Zac Brown’s label, and they basically just took over the Ram Stage for most of the day. We got to check out folks like Levi Lowrey, Nic Cowan, and Sonia Leigh, all with an amazing amount of talent and passion. The thing I love about the Southern Ground artists is that it is clear they are in it for the music and not the fame or fortune. This gives their songs a realness that you don’t get from just anyone. I look forward to hearing more from the all of these guys (and girl)! Another high point for the day was getting to meet Casey James and then check out his set. You’d think that after Idol fame, and a few years in the business James might be a little weathered at this point. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth…he was ready to meet with fans and press in good humor and with a smile on his face! He even teased me a little for almost falling over (I’m clumsy…and the ground wasn’t stable!). My appreciation for Casey just continued to grow while watching him perform. He is a really great live performer and his music sounds just as good (if not better) live as on his record. Three Unforgettable Performances! As great as it always is to meet fresh and up and coming talent though, I was basically blown away by the next three acts we saw on stage…this being Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Ronnie Milsap is nothing short of amazing. His tunes are classic, but he performs them as if they just released yesterday! Besides the music though, I was really entertained by the commentary Milsap shared throughout his set. He took his time to introduce each of the band members, chatted about their music and records they are releasing, and the way he did it was just really funny, like he had all the time in the world. I guess you spend as much time on stage as he has, and you just kind of stop worrying about the schedules and the huge crowds and just kind of do your thing. Continuing the iconic country music artist theme…Alan Jackson took the stage not Continue reading

Tim McGraw and Eric Church at BamaJam 2012 Day 1

Get A Complete Run-Down of BamaJam 2012 Day 1, Including Performances From Tim McGraw and Eric Church! I can’t say that the first day of BamaJam 2012 went off without a hitch. But I can say that it was an eventful day and at the end of it, definitely worth the twelve hour drive from Oklahoma HaleighT and I took to get there. There were storms. There were country music fans everywhere. There were country music stars. There was beer. There was a lot of sunshine. But most of all and most importantly, there was some really good live country music. When we arrived at the festival grounds last minute details were still being arranged and finalized, and the bamajamers and campers were just starting to arrive! Two of the three stages were already rocking out with Buffalo Clover and Martin McDaniel. Once got in, we followed the sound of guitar strumming and good country lyrics and found David Kroll on stage rocking for some faithful fans standing in the direct path of the Alabama sun. (We got a chance to talk to him for a little, and he’s a cheerful, easy going kind of guy…stay tuned for interview details from HaleighT!). After catching David, HaleighT and I had the opportunity to meet up with Darryl Worley! Now, she will have a complete run-down for you in a couple of days (plus video!), but for now, I’ll say that Worley has got to be one of the funniest, down-to-earth individuals I’ve met. For someone who has been in the country music industry for as long as he has, its refreshing to see that he is still so generous with his time! Still floating on air after meeting Worley, we were all set to head back over to the stage area to catch Bill Gentry‘s set…but just when he was about to start playing, everyone was sent running for cover (literally). A big ole storm rolled right over the BamaJam festivities. It was touch and go for a minute, but luckily the event organizers kept a cool head and got things back on track! There was a pretty lengthy delay because the downpour and high winds beat up some of the equipment, but the bamajamers and the crew were not about to let that stop us! Willie Nelson and Darryl Worley were scheduled to perform on the main stage, but unfortunately got cut because of the weather. Yet, Eric Church and Tim McGraw stuck with it, and once it was confirmed the equipment would work properly and safely, they got on stage and each gave a heck of a performance! This was my first time seeing either of them live, and it was an amazing experience. Church told us when he got on stage that he would give us his all, and that man wasn’t lying! He put his heart and soul into his performance as he belted out some of his best from “Country Music Jesus” to “Jack Daniels” to Continue reading

BamaJam 2012 Must See List

BamaJam 2012: The Acts You Don’t Want To Miss! BamaJam 2012 is just hours away, and HaleighT and I are hittin’ the highway to get there! The event organizers have pulled together 3 days of great music and fun activities, and we couldn’t be more excited. One of the good things about festivals like this is that there is a really good mix of artists. There will be some big name headliners, but there will also be some new up and comers that haven’t hit it big maybe but still have the talent. So, for our readers, I’m going to break this out, and give you the list of my “must-see” performances for this year’s festival! These are the people that push come to shove, I won’t be missing…no matter what. MissMolly’s “Must-See” List for BamaJam 2012! Headliners: 1. Willie Nelson You just can’t get more iconic than Willie. 2. Eric Church Church is just straight up bad ass. His performance will be beyond awesome. End of story. 3. Zac Brown Band There isn’t a single song these guys have put out, that I don’t love. It doesn’t matter what mood I’m in or what’s going on, but I am always a little bit happier after listening to ZBB. So, I simply can’t wait to see what these guys bring to the stage…live! Up and Coming: 1. Conner Christian and Southern Gothic I hadn’t heard of this group until I check out the complete line-up, and I’m glad that they’ve landed on my radar. They definitely aren’t traditional country, but have an Americana, kind of southern rock vibe. Their sound is gritty and I think has the potential to be great live and festival perfect! 2. Sonia Leigh Leigh has been around for more than a few years now, and her career is really starting to pick up traction! She is a singer/songwriter with a sound that’s got country at its core and a rock vibe mixed in. She has all the makings of a great live performer and I have high hopes for her set. 3. Casey James We’ve had our eye on this talented young man since his days on American Idol, and I’m ready to see if he is as good in live and in person as he is live and on tv! Based on the music he has released so, I’m pretty confident it will be a good show! Be sure to check out the complete line-up and figure out who makes it on your “must-see” list. Let us know by commenting below!

BamaJam 2012 Complete Line Up and Details

Get All The Info You Need For BamaJam 2012! BamaJam 2012 kicks off in just a couple of days…on Thursday, June 14th at 12pm to be exact, and its time for everyone to get their ducks in a row! To help all you concert goers out, we’ve got the complete line-up and all other details you need to prep! More than just an awesome schedule jam packed with hot country and southern rock artists, this year’s 3 day festival is offering everything from camping to golf to a water park! Now, it’ll be difficult to find accommodations near or around Enterprise, AL where BamaJam Farms is located, but there is still a chance that you could make arrangements for camping on site either in your RV or in the more traditional sense with a tent and a sleeping bag! Also, its probably gonna be pretty hot, but you can beat the heat with in between concerts at the newly finished water park right on the grounds! If water parks aren’t your thing though you can bring your golf clubs and get in a couple rounds or exploring ATV trails. Event organizers are making sure that there is something for everyone. There are still tickets available, but I wouldn’t wait too much longer to make your plans for this festival! Check out the line-up below and get ready! BamaJam 2012 Complete Line-Up! Thursday, June 14th Buffalo Clover Martin McDaniel Lance Stinson David Kroll Conner Christian and Southern Gothic Joanna Smith John Nemeth The Lost Trailers Bill Gentry THE FARM Tyler Reeve Dustin Lynch Herrrick The Outlaws Third Day Darryl Worley Willie Nelson Eric Church Tim McGraw Honey Island Swamp Band Aerias Friday, June 15 Tyler Denning Band Wheeler Boys Albert Castiglia Dugas Lyndsey Highlander Aaron Parker Striking Matches Sonia Leigh Badfinger The Wood Brothers Casey James Stryper with Michael Sweet and John Elefante Ronnie Milsap NEEDTOBREATHE Alan Jackson Zac Brown Band Badfinger Tyler Denning Band Saturday, June 16 Downside Up Greg Bates Bridge to Grace Jaida Dreyer Moreland & Arbuckle Tyler farr Mockingbyrd Big Smo Rosehill Drake White Breaking Laces Randy Montana Yelawolf Uncle Kracker Gov’t Mule Jamey Johnson Sheryl Crow Kid Rock Drake White Mockingbyrd

Willie Nelson and Uncle Kracker at BamaJam 2012

BamaJam 2012 Performance List Grows with Willie Nelson and Uncle Kracker Added! It looks like BamaJam 2012 is really trying to make-up for last year’s cancelation! Event organizers have added Willie Nelson and Uncle Kracker to the line-up which already includes Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw and Kid Rock. More performances and details will be announced as the festival date, Thursday, June 14th through Saturday, June 16th, gets closer! Tickets are already on sale, and if you want ’em…you better act fast! Go here for details!

Eric Church Added to BamaJam 2012

Eric Church Will Perform at BamaJam 2012! Eric Church has been slated to perform at BamaJam 2012! Church is joining previously announced headliners, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Kid Rock. The festival will take place Thursday, June 14th a through Saturday June 16th. Click here for more ticket info. In other news, Eric Church will also be performing at the rock festival Orion Music + More Festival. Read more here.

BamaJam 2012 Headliners

BamaJam 2012 Headliners Announced! The summer concert season is quickly approaching, and as it gets closer, the star-studded line-ups start piling up! BamaJam 2012 is the most recent highly anticipated concert festival to announce its headliners for the weekend event, and they are Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Kid Rock! The festival will be held in Enterprise, AL from June 14th-16th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2nd! BamaJam 2012 Headliners Thursday, June 14th: Tim McGraw Friday, June 15th: Zac Brown Band Saturday, June 16th: Kid Rock.

BamaJam 2012 Dates Announced

BamaJam Returns for 2012! BamaJam is back after missing the 2011 festival circuit, and the 2012 dates have been set! This year BamaJam will be from June 14th to June 16th outside Enterprise, AL in rural Coffee County. So far these are the only details available for this year, but with previous headliners including the likes of Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock and others, we can be sure the line-up will be a good. This will be the fourth BamaJam to take place since its beginning in 2008. It was canceled last year due to federal charges leveled at festival founder, Ronnie Gilley for bribing legislators. He is no longer a leader in the organization of the festival, but remains on staff with a company working with the festival’s entertainment venue, BamaJam Farms where the music event will be held. Stay tuned for more details on 2012 BamaJam!

2010 BamaJam LineUp

BamaJam 2010 has announced its artist lineup. Headliners include Kenny Chesney, Hank Jr, Miranda Lambert and MORE! Concert officials have finally announced the headlining acts for the 2010 Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music and Arts Festival! Catch Kenny Chesney in one of a very few live performances this year. Also tearin’ up the mainstage will be a trio of country ass-kickers: Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, and Bocephus himself! 2010 BamaJam Performers Kenny Chesney Hank Williams Jr. Jake Owen Blackberry Smoke Colt Ford Miranda Lambert LoCash Cowboys Jamey Johnson Dierks Bently Randy Houser The Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music and Arts Festival is a 3-day / 3-night music extravaganza on June 3 – 5, 2010 created to celebrate the human spirit through music and arts and to provide financial support to help serve the needs of the people of Coffee County and the surrounding area. The centerpiece of BamaJam will be Bama Village with booths, displays and activities that include: Bama Food Courts offering great food, some of the best shopping including an assortment of quality arts and crafts from local and regional craftsman and artisans and various vendors as well as official festival and artist merchandise. BamaSlam Saloon where the music never stops and the fun goes on until the wee hours of the morning. BamaJam Sponsors Plaza offering information about our sponsors and their products. BamaJam Camping Park is the on-site camping area for Tent Campers and RVs alike. For more details, visit www.bamajammusicfestival.comCountry Music Photo Gallery