“To participate in Verizon BamaJam on any level is among the most valuable experiences an artist can have,” said Trey Wilson, Vice President of Live Entertainment, Ronnie Gilley Entertainment. ”All six qualifiers will have a chance in the spotlight at Verizon BamaJam and one winner will have the experience of a lifetime with industry icon James Stroud producing a track for them.”
Applications for the 2nd annual Jim Beam BamaJam Battle of the Bands may be submitted online at www.bamajammusicfestival.com from now until Wednesday, April 21. The selection committee will review submissions and announce six finalists on Monday, April 26.
Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr., Zac Brown Band, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Disco Biscuits, Train, Travis Tritt, Citizen Cope, Buddy Guy, Gretchen Wilson, Danny Gokey, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Alexa Carter, LoCash Cowboys, Houston County, Colt Ford, Rio Grand, The Grascals, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Robert Earl Keen, Matt Kennon, Stoney LaRue, Lucero, Wayne Mills Band, Jake Owen, Blackberry Smoke, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights and Edgar Winter—With more to come!
Tickets to see all performances including the more than 40 artist lineup are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.About Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music and Arts Festival
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. Verizon BamaJam is a Country Music festival that blends in Bluegrass and Alternative bands to provide diverse artist lineups.
About James Stroud
James Stroud was tapped by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen to head DreamWorks Nashville in 1997. Under his leadership, the label experienced groundbreaking success with Toby Keith for whom Stroud also produced 20 No.1 records. Stroud’s DreamWorks label was bought by Universal in 2004. The staffs were integrated where Stroud oversaw the rosters of Mercury and MCA Records. The combined rosters included artists; Vince Gill, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Womack, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Josh Turner and Sugarland. Stroud left Universal early 2007 to return to his ground roots of record production and starting his new independent record label, Stroudavarious Records.
Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. is the fourth largest premium spirits company in the world, with eight of the world’s top-100 premium spirits in its portfolio and $2.5 billion in revenue. Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. is part of Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE:FO), a leading consumer brands company recently named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine. For more information, visit www.beamglobal.com