Clint Black final pick to headline Jamboree


March 21, 2018

Clint Black

The Oregon Jamboree announced Clint Black Friday as its final headliner for the 2018 festival.

Black will be joined by Chris Lane and Darryl Worley, who played the Jamboree's Mystery Concert in Corvallis Friday evening, March 16, , along with Ryan Griffin, Tim Hurley, Brewers Grade, Cloverdayle, Redwood Son, Elana Jane, Rhonda Funk and Fifth Alarm.

The Jamboree has previously announced Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris, Brantley Gilbert, Jerrod Niemann, Diamond Rio and LoCash.

"This is our last headliner," said Festival Director Robert Shamek. "It's not everyone. We'll release a few more names down the line. We'll have probably one more major announcement."

Black broke into the country music scene in 1989 with the album "Killin' Time," reaching the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

His first single, "A Better Man," reached No. 1 on the country songs chart, the first among five singles to do so. Among later No. 1 singles are "Loving Blind," "Where Are You Now," "When My Ship Comes In," "Nothin' but the Taillights," and "When I Said I Do."


"People love when we bring in the legends," Shamek said. "He was a superstar back in the day. It's been really nice to have people appreciate good old-fashioned country music."

Worley "was a really big name in the early 2000s," Shamek said. "And he's had a bunch of hits."

Also performing at the Mystery Concert and announced for the Jamboree Friday were Rhonda Funk and Brewers Guide, both Northwest artists.

Jeremy Marshall played outside the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University in a heated tent prior to the main show.

A raffle at the show generated more than $1,000 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Shamek said.

Chris Lane "is an up and coming artist," he said. "He's been out for awhile and he's put out a lot of strong songs that have a lot of traction right now."

He's generating a lot of good buzz among Jamboree fans right now, Shamek said.

Among the announcements is multi-year Jamboree veteran Cloverdayle. Shamek said the Jamboree helped book the duo for shows at the Strawberry Festival, the Boys and Girls Club golf tournament and a private event at Radiator Supply House in June.

Among the artists announced Friday, Cloverdayle previously appeared at the Jamboree in 2009, 2015 and 2017. Black first appeared at the Jamboree in 1993. He returned in 2004.

The Oregon Jamboree is athree-day country music and camping festival held the first weekend of August. It is owned by the Sweet Home Economic Development Group, which started the festival in 1992 as a fund-raising tool for economic development projects in Sweet Home.

"This is one of those years it's just been cruising right along," Shamek said. "It's still shaping up to be a decent year for us."

CLOVERDAYLE, here performing at the 2017 Oregon Jamboree, is returning for this year's festival.


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