“Country roads…take me home…..” Did you know that Kentucky has their own Country Music Highway? It is US 23 in far eastern Kentucky. The significance is major as many country music artists have been raised in that region. From Loretta Lynn to Dwight Yoakam, some came from humble beginnings only to make it into a country music superstar.
Today I got to attend a press conference on the Kentucky Country Music Highway Road to Fame. I’m personally excited over this project because it brings music to kids in the classroom. Plus, it gives people a chance to have their voice heard and be noticed. It focuses only those from the counties surrounding the Country Music Highway.
Click here for my latest article on Examiner.com to learn more about this important iniative introduced by Governor Steve Beshear and Tom T. Hall.
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.