Note: You will notice very little activity for the period from 2003 to the present. In 2003 Jed and Bil’s mother, Ms. Lera Clampit began having health problems. Touring was kept to a minimum and in July of 2005, Jed moved to Monticello to take care of Ms. Lera until her passing in Nov 2009. Brother Bil’s health began to fail in April, 2011. He lived at Jed’s house in Fayetteville until his passing on Dec 5th, 2012. They are greatly loved and missed.
Jed has returned to playing local and regional events while still touring on a limited basis.
Award Winning Musician
OZARK MUSIC AWARDS:
Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000
CD of the Year 2000 – “JED ClampitLIVE”
Best Country Band – 1999, 2000, 2001 Inducted into OMA Hall Of Fame for “BEST COUNTRY BAND” 2002
NAMA (Northwest Arkansas Music Awards):
Best Male Vocalist – 1999
Best Songwriter – 2000
Best Country Band – 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002
Best Solo Performer – 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 Inducted into NAMA Hall of Fame “SOLO PERFORMER” 2002
On Sunday, May 20th, 2001, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette featured Jed in its Northwest Arkansas Profiles section. Profiles editor Cyd King had this to say about the first year’s issues. “The Profiles pages feature 52 individuals who made significant contributions to the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. From the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to the music halls along Dickson Street, your collective legacies have enlightened newcomers and are treasured by those who witnessed your accomplishments.”
On April 30, 2001, Schola Cantorum, the University of Arkansas, forty member, classical vocal choir held its Spring Concert at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. They enlisted the talents of the Jed Clampit Band for a set of classic country songs arranged by noted American composer Norman Luboff. The combination proved to be a winner, as evidence by the standing ovation given by the 500 in attendance.
Jed Clampit: Music That Speaks to the Soul
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.–Jed Clampit is the quintessential musical artist. His devotion to his craft is self-evident. It’s in the music–the way he feels it, plays it and delivers it to an audience that he hopes will embrace it.
In his own words, Jed makes it crystal clear. “The thing that supersedes everything is a person’s soul. I work an audience so that I’m able to reach their soul, no matter if they’re 3 or 83. I sing to that part in each of us that is the same–the heart.”
From his humble beginnings in Monticello, Arkansas, Jed has traveled cost-to-coast for more than four decades, developing his unique brand of music. He calls it “Front Porch Contemporary”–a perfect name for the warm, welcoming vocals and easy acoustic melodies that have charmed audiences for so many years.
After a sabbatical, Jed is back on tour with big plans for the future. Currently promoting seven albums; Jed Clampit, Mississippi to Arizona, Gotta Keep on Movin‘, from which he launched his first national music video, “The Local Girl and the Cowboy”. A fourth album Jed Clampit-Front Porch Contemporary Musician, number five Gospel Songs My Family Sang are now on the market.
Number six JED Clampit LIVE now available through Jed. Also through your local retailers and internet music providers i.e. www.amazon.com This CD is a must for every JED-HEAD!!!!!
Number seven, Jed Clampit Christmas Favorites is a must for everyone who loves Christmas songs. Check it out!!!