The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, COUNTRY Financial, and 102.3 The Coyote and Good Time Oldies 1060 welcomes New Female Vocalist of the Year Academy of Country Music Nominee CAM to the Country Financial Summer Country Jam on Saturday, August 5 at the Rochelle Municipal Airport, 1201 W. Gurler Road. A press conference was held at COUNTRY Financial, 519 4th Avenue, Downtown Rochelle.
Opening the show will be Nashville Rising Star Carter Winter. Fitting the part of the man in black, Winter is country music’s modern traditionalist. His raw, honest, and fresh sound behind his guitar and sleeves of tattoos is connecting with audiences all across the country. Inspirations from Garth Brooks and George Strait led Carter to release a second studio album with multi Grammy Award-winning producers Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift) and Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood). Carter has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in country music including Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, and Travis Tritt.
Returning to the Jam Stage is Nashville native Russell Dickerson. With over 20 million streams on Spotify and two million views on YouTube, Dickerson is currently on the road with Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, and Ryan Hurd. Dickerson will take a break from his own headlining tour to play Rochelle. His power ballad “Yours” was named the biggest love song of 2016 by Sirius XM’s The Highway. The country music artist recently joined the list of country legends by making his debut at the infamous Grand Ole Opry. Dickerson is recording his next project with new music scheduled to drop in April 2017.
Headlining the COUNTRY Financial Summer Country Jam is Arista Nashville/RCA Records Recording Artist CAM. The multi-nominated artist is on her first headlining tour. The Burning House Tour is named after her biggest hit. CAM’s debut album Untamed burst onto Billboard’s Top Album Chart at #2 and earned best first-week album sales by a debut country artist. Her wide-range artistry is multi-dimensional. The singer/songwriter has been described as powerfully vulnerable (“Burning House”), fierce and defiant (“Runaway Train”), and effervescent and carefree (“My Mistake”). Cam is set to open select dates for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s 2017 Soul2Soul Tour. She too has stood in the legendary circle of the Grand Ole Opry.
COUNTRY Financial is the 2017 Summer Country Jam Presenting Sponsor. Naming rights will belong to COUNTRY Financial in marketing and promotion for the event.
“The Summer Country Jam has become a staple in Rochelle area, and we are proud to be a part of it. Bringing in a headliner like Cam shows the commitment the Rochelle Chamber has to making this event something special”, said Josh Williams, Financial Representative. “We at COUNTRY Financial couldn’t be happier to sponsor this event and help host a good show for our community. Thanks to Peggy and the Rochelle Chamber for including us”, he added.
Other main sponsors recognized at the press conference were Rochelle Municipal Utilities (RMU), The Rack Bar & Grill, 102.3 The Coyote & Good Time Oldies 1060, Big R, Rock Valley Credit Union, SALT 251, First National Bank of Rochelle, Wills Chiropractic, Rochelle Community Hospital, The Flight Deck Bar & Grill, and Budweiser/G&M Distributors. Many more sponsors will be added in the coming weeks.
Nashville sensation DJ DU will get the After Party started with his unique country blend from 11pm-1am. The Flight Deck Bar & Grill will host the official After Party. A concert ticket is required for admittance and you must be 21 or older. DJ DU is the official remix DJ of “The Breakfast Blend” with Storme Warren on Sirius/XM’s The Highway. He has performed at the CMA Music Fest, Country Thunder, and NASCAR’s Bristol Motor Speedway. He’s opened for Jason Aldean on his Night Train and Burn It Down Tours, was part of Music City’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway with Lady Antebellum, and has played directly in front of Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, and Old Dominion. DJ DU brings a new channel of entertainment with high-energy audio, vibrant visuals, and the newest remixes of country, rock, and pop music.
New to the Jam is Cash & Country 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and will be sold at the Chamber and ticket locations throughout the City of Rochelle. The pot will start on March 10 at $5,000 and grow rapidly over the next six months. The winning ticket will be drawn onstage at the Jam on August 5. A single winner will receive half of the money collected.
A part of the proceeds from the Jam will benefit Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, Musicians On Call adds a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. Since 1999, their volunteer musicians have performed for nearly half a million patients and their families. With your help, they can do even more.
General Admission tickets are onsale for $25. Front of stage access Coyote Cave VIP tickets are $40. Kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult. The cost of tickets purchased at the gate on the day of the event will increase $10. Gates open at 5pm. Onsite parking $5. Local food and beverage vendors onsite. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rochellechamber.org, Chamber Office at 1221 Currency Court, Suite A, and The Flight Deck Bar & Grill. Complete details will be available soon at the official Jam website at www.summercountryjam.com