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Spotlight On The 2012 Craven Country Jamboree
Story & Photos by Glen R. Forrester

The 2012 Craven Country Jamboree was help July 12-15, 2012

The Jamboree started off in the beer gardens on Thursday night July 12 with Diamond Rio. These six guys is one of the greatest bands of all time in country and that night they proved it. Williams and Ree hosted the big event and like always they are great hosts.

On Friday July 13, Craven Country Jamboree started on the big stage with The Roys, they are a brother and sister team. They are a blue grass band which Lee the brother sounds a little like Ricky Skaggs. One More Girl came on after the duel and they are a Canadian group that won The Canadian Radio Music Award for "Best New Country Artist". Neal McCoy sang his heart out to a audience that knows all his music and loving him and his moves. Emerson Drive another Canadian band sang on stage. These guys been together for over ten year and they sing together like it has been longer. Phil Vassar was born in Virginia, he writes and sings songs that is very good for himself and other stars that is why people like him. The show ended with  Eric Church and the crowd was so into his music that most of them stood the whole time. 

On Saturday July 14, they started with Bullrush a dual girls team that has a little bit of sass. Deric Ruttan another Canadian boy from Ontario, his voice made the crowd appreciate him. Don William never show up because of illness, so Sammy Kershaw came instead and he put on a great show. Terri Clark a Canadian girl, that puts on a kicking show that the crowd always enjoy. Billy Currington a Georgia boy, knows how to get the people moving out of their chairs. Allan Jackson started and they continued to stand. He put on the greatest show for Craven and it was the

Sunday July 15, Steve Holy started to sing in the afternoon. He is a Dallas guy that he knows how to get the crowd going. Ronnie Milsap played his piano and sang all his hits. I wish he would have played all forty hits but the concert would have been twice as long. Dean Brody a British Columbia man that moved to Nashville and is making big with his music he sings. The Band Perry is always making it big with their music and they only been in the business for a very short time. The two brothers and sister put on a great show for us. To end the Craven Country Jamboree was Brad Paisley it was a great end to the Jamboree. Brad plays that guitar unbelievable and sings his stories songs which is great.   

I want to thank Craven Country Jamboree's staff for making this article and pictures possible.   




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