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Jamboree In The Hills Adds Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini To Star-Studded Lineup

Going Back To Its Roots, The Much-Loved Country Music Festival Returns July 13 - 16, 2017
JAMBOREE IN THE HILLS is pleased to announce the addition of hit-making performers CHRIS YOUNG and KELSEA BALLERINI, adding even more star power to its already world-class 2017 lineup.

Taking place July 13 16 in Belmont County, Ohio, Jamboree In The Hills will be headlined by superstars Thomas Rhett (Thursday 7/13), Jason Aldean (Friday 7/14) and Lady Antebellum (Saturday 7/15). Young will join the Friday schedule and Ballerini will take the stage on Saturday, with more performers set to be revealed soon.

In Young and Ballerini, the much-loved country music festival adds two of the hottest artists in the genre. Both were recently revealed as nominees for the upcoming 59th annual GRAMMY Awards Young in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for his GOLD-certified duet with Cassadee Pope, "Think of You," and Ballerini in the all-genre Best New Artist field (her first GRAMMY nod).

Back for its 41st year, Jamboree In The Hills retains all of the traditions diehard fans have come to love. Jamboree In the Hills will once again span four days of incredible country music, and fans are welcome to bring in their own coolers and beverages, with the same rules of entry applying as in the past (no liquor or glass containers).

Ticket sales for Jamboree In The Hills begin with a one-day only sale this Thursday (12/15) from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET, with exclusive deals on four-day passes and camping only. This will be a Jambo camper's shot at the absolute best prices on four-day passes for the low price of $150 plus fees, a purchase that will surely make a great holiday gift for any country fan.

Tickets for the one-day sale will be available via, onsite at the Belmont venue or charge by phone at 1-800-594-TIXX.

Jamboree In The Hills is co-presented by WTOV9, WOVK-Wheeling, WPGB-Pittsburgh, WCOL-Columbus and iHeart Country. To purchase tickets and find out more about the festival, please visit and Facebook.


With five albums to his credit, GRAMMY nominee Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, and fifteen Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist's hits are "Gettin' You Home," "Voices," "Tomorrow," "I'm Comin' Over" and his latest No. 1, "Think Of You," the GRAMMY nominated duet with Cassadee Pope and fastest-rising single of Young's career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Young's first co-produced album, I'm Comin' Over, also includes the new single, "Sober Saturday Night" featuring Vince Gill and the PLATINUM-certified, three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. This fall he embarked on the second leg of his headlining "I'm Comin' Over Tour," with 25 shows from coast-to-coast and just released his highly anticipated, first Christmas album, It Must Be Christmas. The 10-song collection includes a mix of Christmas classics and two original songs and features collaborations with Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men.


Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom after releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified hits "Love Me Like You Mean It" and "Peter Pan," and GOLD-certified "Dibs," making her the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer/songwriter's credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment artist has been named "The Country Sweetheart" in People Magazine's elite "Ones to Watch" portfolio, touted by Billboard Magazine as "Country's Next Queen," praised by Rolling Stone as the "Nashville It Girl," selected as one of CMT's Next Women of Country, and this summer co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC's summer replacement series Greatest Hits. Awarded Billboard's "Rising Star" honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini has continued to gain recognition by scoring her first-ever
ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. To top it off, she has been nominated for the all-genre Best New Artist at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, airing February 12 on CBS.


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