Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.
I have to say Kentucky folks have some big hearts. One person that comes to mind when I think of musical ambassador to eastern Kentucky, that would be Chad Warrix. He, along with David Tolliver, put together a charity event, Crockettsville Charity Concert & Trail Ride. Proceeds go to benefit the Buckhorn Child & Family Services.
This photo is of Chad Warrix at the 2010 charity concert. It was a real treat being there. Something special about this photo is the guitar strap. It was hand-tooled by leather craftsman Cody Hixon of Tennessee. Check out my feature article on Cody Hixon that I did. He is one heck of a talented individual.
If you run by the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Renfro Valley, be sure to check out the latest exhibit featuring Chad Warrix. Not only is he a super talented guitarist, but he is a sweet guy. There needs to be more people in this world with a kind heart like him.