Country Jam Music & Rib Fest Returns This Year Bigger And Better Than Ever!
Adding some of the country’s best barbeque teams to the day’s activities which include National recording artists, regional entertainment, family activities and just good ole’ southern fun.
Naples largest festival, Country Jam Music & Rib Fest features two stages. Entertainment flows all through the day, so be ready with your lawn chairs and empty stomachs. Or, purchase your “Reserved Seating General Admission” ticket while they last, as only a limited supply will be available.
Country Jam Music & Rib Fest benefits the programs of the not-for-profit activities chosen by the Collier County Fairgrounds.
Lee Brice is an American country music singer signed to Curb Records. Throughout his career, he had Billboard Year-End’s Top Country Song of 2010 with “Love Like Crazy”, the title track to his 2010 debut album; this song spent a total of 56 weeks the Hot Country Songs chart by peaking at #3 and setting a record for the longest run in the chart’s history. His second album, Hard 2 Love (2012), has produced three number one singles with “A Woman Like You”, its “title track”, and “I Drive Your Truck” as well as the Top 10 hit “Parking Lot Party”; “A Woman Like You” is also his highest-charting single to date. His third album, I Don’t Dance, followed in 2014 and its first single, the title track, became his fourth #1 in August of that same year. Besides his own material, he has co-written singles for Garth Brooks, Adam Gregory, Eli Young Band, and Tim McGraw.
Jerrod Niemann is an American country music artist. He has released one single for Category 5 Records and three albums for Sea Gayle Music/Arista Nashville: Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury (2010), Free the Music (2012), and High Noon (2014). These albums have produced a combined six Top 40 entries on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including the number 1 singles “Lover, Lover” (a cover of Sonia Dada’s “You Don’t Treat Me No Good”) and “Drink to That All Night”. He has also co-written three singles for Garth Brooks: the Chris LeDoux tribute “Good Ride Cowboy”, as well as “That Girl Is a Cowboy” and “Midnight Sun”. Jamey Johnson, Neal McCoy, Julie Roberts, Flynnville Train, and Zona Jones have also recorded Niemann’s songs.
“I’m really proud of this album Whiskey Creek,” he says. “It’s got songs that really mean something to me and I knew they would mean something to other people. It’s got lots of different emotions, from partying and having fun to some really deep stuff. It’s an emotional journey as well as a musical journey.” The fun side includes “Whiskey” and “Drinky Drink,” about which Ballard says, “I’ve been making music for a living for about ten years now and I’ve found myself in a bit of trouble from time to time. The two things that always put me there-women… and whiskey.” “Don’t You Wanna Fall” is about a singer, “a high-wire act without a net,” with a woman he wants off the pedestal he’s put her on. “He’s saying, ‘Come down here to my level where it’s real,’” Ballard says. At the deep end is “Don’t Tell Mama I Was Drinking,” a song that hearkens to the stories of tragedy and despair that were once a country mainstay–“It sounds like something Waylon Jennings would cut,” he says.