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 Late last year, multi-platinum selling country band ALABAMA announced June Jam XVIII, set to take placein Fort PayneAL at the VFW Fairgrounds on June 1. 

Today, the iconic group revealed its lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the historic event. At June Jam XVIII , ALABAMA’s Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry will be joined by special guest performers Old Dominion (six-time reigning ACM and CMA “Group of The Year”),GRAMMY Award-winning Shenandoah, Lee Greenwood (“God Bless The U.S.A.”), Montgomery Gentry Featuring Eddie MontgomeryMark Wills, Exile, John Berry, Taylor Hicks,The Malpass BrothersThe Castellows, plus a surprise performance by a hitmaking singer-songwriter. June Jam begins at 12 PM local time. ALABAMA will close the festival.

“We have a true mutual love for our fans, and they always support the band and the June Jam Foundation.”


“When we started the first June Jam in 1982 as a charity concert event, it was attended by over 30,000 fans,”

“At the time, it was the largest country music festival in the United States.

Now we are getting ready for our 18th concert.


June Jam, as in years past,will benefit those in need and disaster relief in and around the state of Alabama. 

Tickets are on-sale now via, as well as the ALABAMA Fan Club & Museum (101 Glenn Blvd SW, Fort Payne, AL 35967).

Additionally, ALABAMA’s annual Fan Appreciation events will take place in the weeks and days preceding June Jam.


May 4 – The Miss June Jam Pageant – 9 AM at the City Auditorium (click HERE for additional information)

May 29 – The ALABAMA June Jam Parade presented by the City of Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce – 6 PM (for more information call 256-845-2741)

May 30 – Teddy Gentry’s Singing with the Stars Talent Contest – 6 PM at the Fort Payne City Hall Auditorium ($15 tickets in advance and $20 at the door / for ticket purchases, call 256-997-9700 / doors open at 4 PM)

May 30 – The Jeff & Lisa Cook Foundation Concert – 7 PM at Fort Payne’s Dekalb Theatre (concert featuring the late Jeff Cook’s Allstar Goodtime Band / tickets are $25 – $35 and may be purchased at / proceeds benefit The Jeff & Lisa Cook Foundation / click HERE for rules and regulations)

May 31 – Brunch at Cook Castle for The Jeff & Lisa Cook Foundation – 10 AM (brunch poolside at Cook Castle / $35 tickets available for purchase at / event features prizes, special merchandise and auction items / proceeds benefit The Jeff & Lisa Cook Foundation)

May 31 June Jam Coin Show – 12 PM to 3 PM at the ALABAMA Fan Club and Museum in Fort Payne ($5.00 admission with proceeds benefiting the Dekalb County Children’s Advocacy Center)

May 31 – ALABAMA June Jam Cornhole Tournament – 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the ALABAMA Fan Club & Museum parking lot ($50 entry fee per two person team / cash prizes and trophies awarded / registration and entry fee day of tournament at the museum)

May 31 – ALABAMA June Jam Songwriters Showcase – 7 PM at the Fort Payne City Hall Auditorium (concert will feature award-winning songwriters Lee Thomas Miller, Brice Long and a special surprise guest who will perform many of his self-written No. 1 hit songs / doors open at 6 PM / tickets and reserved seating include admission to ALABAMA tribute group “Boys in the Band” immediately following the showcase / tickets are $75 and available at the ALABAMA Fan Club and Museum, or by calling 256-845-1646 / seating is limited)

June Jam was created by Fort Payne’s sons, ALABAMA, and brought some of the biggest names in country music together for charity.

More than 30,000 fans attended the first June Jam benefit concert in 1982.

By 1991, June Jam brought 67,000 fans to Fort Payne, making it one of the biggest country music events in the nation.

The June Jam Foundation has raised over $20 million for charities.

Previous performers include Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, The Judds, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Wayne Newton, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson and many more.

June Jam XVIII is produced by Outback Presents and Conway Entertainment Group.


Over 50 years ago, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It took them six long years of tip jars and word-of-mouth to earn the major label deal they’d been dreaming of. Then, seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music. ALABAMA, country music’s first band, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The group is known for hit songs including “Mountain Music,” “Roll On,” “Dixieland Delight” and “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band).” From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields, to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and charted 43 No.1 hits, becoming the most successful band in the history of country music. In November 2022, ALABAMA co-founder Jeff Cook passed following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. With his prior encouragement and wishes, ALABAMA continues touring on a limited basis, keeping the iconic music they created alive for the current and future generation of fans.

For more information on ALABAMA, visit

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