China’s Gone Country

Despite all the negative press the country is getting regarding its censorship practices, China apparently has no problem with country music.

James Stroud – president of Ronnie Gilley Entertainment and Stroudavarious Records – and Investor Equity of Nashville have reportedly entered into an agreement with the People’s Republic of China for an exchange of music and culture.

One of the first products of this exchange will be a presentation of the BamaJama Music and Arts Festival in Hunan Province on May 21.

The event will be called BamaJama-China.

The American leg of the festival will take place June 4-6 in Enterprise, Ala.

Some of the acts slated to perform so far are Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels and 38 Special.

In addition, the Alabama festival will include an International Stage featuring performers from all over the world, including, presumably, China.