Bentley to headline Sunday’s Oregon Jamboree Performance

Sean C. Morgan

Dierks Bentley will headline the Sunday night show during the 20th Annual Oregon Jamboree next August.

Bentley boasts eight number-one singles, five albums, two of which went platinum and twelve Grammy nominations.

This will be Bentley’s second time performing for the Jamboree crowd. He performed as a headliner in 2007. Bentley’s return to Sweet Home follows his latest album release “Up on the Ridge,” released in 2010.

His appearance at the Jamboree will come on the heels of “Home,” scheduled for release on Feb. 7.

Bentley released his first album, “Don’t Leave Me in Love,” in 2001. Among his No. 1 hits are “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Come a Little Closer,” “Settle for a Slowdown,” “Every Mile a Memory,” “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go),” “Feel That Fire,” “Sideways” and “Am I the Only One,” the first single off of “Home.”

Dierks Bentley joins artists Rascal Flatts, Charlie Daniels Band, Steve Holy, Chris Young and host/performer Neal McCoy over the three-day camping and festival scheduled for Aug. 3 through Aug. 5 in Sweet Home.

The Jamboree also announced this week that the Eli Young Band will play at the Jamboree.

The Eli Young Band released its second major-label album, “Life at Best,” this year. The album includes the band’s first number-one hit, “Crazy Girl.”

The Jamboree has one headliner, for Saturday night, left to announce.

Jamboree management encourages those who want up-to-date artist releases to sign up for e-mail notification at

Tickets and camping for the 2012 Oregon Jamboree are on sale at or by calling the box office at (888) 613-6812 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5p.m.

The Oregon Jamboree is produced by the nonprofit Sweet Home Economic Development Group. All proceeds are used to benefit economic development and charitable projects in Sweet Home.