Jamboree adds Montgomery, 4 more

The Oregon Jamboree has rounded out its 2014 lineup with John Michael Montgomery, Austin Webb, A Thousand Horses, Old Dominion and The Railers.

They join Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Cassadee Pope, Joe Diffie and Blackjack Billy.

The Jamboree also finalized the schedule.

On Friday, Aug. 1, Miranda Lambert headlines, with earlier performances by Justin Moore, Joe Diffee and Blackjack Billy.

On Saturday, Aug. 2, Jake Owen opens for Tim McGraw, with earlier performances by Cassadee Pope, Old Dominion and A Thousand Horses.

On Sunday, Aug. 3, headliner Billy Currington is supported by the Eli Young Band, The Railers and John Michael Montgomery.

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking the hits.

Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” have established him as one of the elite acts of the era. Montgomery has received four ACM Awards, three CMA Awards, four Billboard Awards and two Grammy nominations in his career.

Austin Webb headed to Nashville after winning a local South Carolina songwriting competition, ironically called the Nashville Connection. The demo he made through the contest landed in the hands of Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore, who immediately offered him a publishing deal. His debut album on “Streamsound Records” is due out later this year, and it features his recent Top 30 single, “Slip On By.” Country Weekly named Austin “One To Watch in 2013.”

A Thousand Horses released their debut self-titled EP in 2010 with the stand out tracks “Travelin’ Man” and “Suicide Eyes,” the latter of which was featured in the 2011 remake of the 1980s classic “Footloose.” They released the “Landslide” EP in 2012, which built upon the solid foundation of their unobtrusive, classic sound.

Old Dominion may not yet be a household name, but its members are behind many of the songs you hear in country music today. During the past 10 years of writing and honing their sound as a band, a number of their songs have been recorded and released by an impressive list that includes The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan,

Dierks Bentley, Chris Young and Craig Morgan.

The Railers are a Nashville band made up of Missouri brothers Jordan and Jonathan, Arizona native Cassandra and Indiana drummer Tyler. After several years working various industry jobs, playing for several country artists including Sara Evans, Josh Turner and Lorrie Morgan. The group took a deep breath and a leap of faith, signing their names on a crumpled cafe napkin that said “September 11, 2010 or Bust.” They have been touring the country ever since.

For more information and schedules, visit the Oregon Jamboree website, oregonjamboree.com.

Tickets and camping for the 2014 Oregon Jamboree are on sale at the website or by calling the box office at (888) 613-6812 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Oregon Jamboree is produced by the non-profit Sweet Home Economic Development Group (SHEDG) and presented by South Pacific Auto Sales. All proceeds are used to benefit economic development and charitable projects in Sweet Home.