Jamboree adds artists to lineup

The Oregon Jamboree is starting to fill in the blanks in its 2023 festival schedule with the announcement on Dec. 23 that Parker McCollum will be the third headliner.
McCollum joins Lynyrd Skynyrd and Cody Johnson in headlining the festival, which will run Aug. 4-6, 2023.
Also announced during the oranization’s Twelve Days of Christmas promotion, held earlier this month, have been performers Ned LeDoux, Ashley McBryde, Shane Profitt and Warren Zeiders.
None of the performers announced so far have appeared in previous Jamborees.

Parker McCollum

McCollum won the 2022 CMT Award for Breakthrough Video and 2022 ACM for Male Newcomer of the Year.

A Texas native, McCollum grew up exposed to classic and red dirt country music; he has a particular fondness for George Strait, whose songs he’s covered in his performances.

He started writing his own music at 13, when he learned the guitar, and later added the harmonica to his repertoire, performing first at open mic events and then at local venues around Conroe, Texas.

His first single, “Highway,” was released in 2013, followed by an EP album, “A Red Town View.”

His debut album, “the Limestone Kid,” was released in 2015, with a range of genres including Americana, Texas country and folk rock.

McCollum signed with Universal Music Group in 2019, followed by the release of his EP “Hollywood Gold” in 2020. He released “Gold Chain Cowboy” in the summer of 2021, with two singles, “Pretty Heart” and “To Be Loved By You” reaching No. 1 on country charts. He was named New Male Artist of the Year at this year’s ACM Awards in March.

Jamboree Director Robert Shamek could not be reached for comment, but a Jamboree statement noted that McCollum offers “a unique sound, great songwriting abilities, and a talent for putting on a show.”

Also, the Jamboree has announced that Warren Zeiders will perform at this year’s event.

Ned LeDoux

Ned LeDoux

A performer of “classic” country as the Jamboree announcement puts it, Ledoux, 45, son of late championship rodeo rider and country singer Chris LeDoux, tends toward western genre, which perhaps isn’t surprising since he grew up in Wyoming.

LeDoux, who now lives in Kansas, was a drummer growing up, playing for his dad’s band “Western Underground,” from 1998 until his father’s death in 2005, but he’s become a solo artist. With some mentorship from Mac McAnally, who produced some of his father’s albums, LeDoux has taken off.

McAnally produced LeDoux’s recording debut, the 2016 EP “Forever a Cowboy,” followed by three studio albums, “Sagebrush” in 2017, “Next In Line” in 2019 and “Buckskin” earlier this year – the latter preceding his first appearance at the Grand Ol’ Opry.

Garth Brooks, a longtime friend of his dad’s and of the family, invited LeDoux to open for him in July of 2021 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days, and earlier this year he was named Male Vocalist of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards for the third time.

Ashley McBryde

Ashley McBryde

McBryde, 39, a native of Mammoth Spring, Ark., began her music career while attending Arkansas State University where a professor encouraged her to focus on music after noticing her disinterest in her studies.

She self-released a demo album in 2006 and moved to Nashville the following year to pursue a Ned LeDoux music career, performing at local venues.

McBryde, whose country performances bear in uences of bluegrass, rock and country pop, won the 2009 and 2010 Country Showdown talent competitions and released a second demo album while touring and opening for artists such as Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and Chris Cagle.

In 2016 she was discovered by Eric Church, who invited her to perform on stage with him while he was on tour. In 2017, the year she made her first appearance at the Grand Ol’ Opry and won the Country Music Association’s “New Artist of the Year” award.

In 2019 McBryde’s lead single of her album “One Night Standards” reached No. 1 on Canada’s country chart and the Top 20 on Billboard charts.

She collaborated with Carly Pearce in a duet of “Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” which was released as a single and subsequently became McBryde’s first No. 1 hit on the Country Airplay chart.

Earlier this year she released her first of two studio albums, “Lindeville.”

Shane Profitt

Shane Profitt

Hailing from Columbia, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville, Profitt, 22, is from the heart of the country music world and in a family that performed bluegrass. He started fooling around with the banjo at 8, moved on to the dobro, but didn’t start playing the guitar until he was 18 – a bit of a late bloomer by family standards, he says.

“At all my family functions, everybody brings an instrument and a plate of food, and we sit around and everybody plays music,” he told countrynow.com. “I was the only one who didn’t know how to play anything.”

He was working another job and playing gigs in his free time when he happened to run into country singer/songwriter Chris Janson in a sushi restaurant, and despite being “starstruck,” asked if Janson would look at his songs. A week later, Janson asked if they could work together.

Things have happened fast since then. He began recording tracks and joining Janson on the road, and signed a publishing deal with Janson’s company. He also recorded his first cut, “The Reel Bass Pro,” on Janson’s “All In” album.

In the last year Profitt has signed with a record label and recently released an EP “Maury County Line,” prior to a Nov. 1 appearance at the Grand Ol’ Opry.

Warren Zeiders

Warren Zeiders

A native of Hershey, Pa., Zeiders, 23, grew up exposed to music in church and then developed a love for southern rock, country and rock music.

“I have a lot of different influences when it comes to where I take inspiration from, so my music really has hints of Southern rock in it. I like to incorporate my Christian side into my music with my lyrics and certain messages that I spread to my fans and what I believe in,” he told countryswag.com.

As a college student during COVID, he ended his lacrosse career and began focusing on music, posting his performances on social media apps. He released an EP, “717 Tapes,” last year, which included the popular “Ride the Lightning” and his raucous “One Hell of an Angel” prompted People Magazine to describe Zeiders as “a wild horse who sings about the truth.”

Shows on Zeiders’ first road tour sold out in under 72 hours, according to his website.

“Ride the Lightning” caught the attention of music industry executives after it amassed over 72 million global streams and more than 500 million global TikTok views, the track became Zeiders’ first gold record with sales in excess of over 500,000 units, according to countrynow.com.

Zeiders signed with Warner Records early last year.