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 love hearing music from artists that you may or may not hear on the radio. Here are some recent finds that I have discovered thanks to the world of youtube. Some are friends are mine and some I just discovered. These are folks that I consider music with substance. The kind that the music makes you think back to a time, whether it is good or bad. You reflect and remember as your soul heals or rejoices.
I’ll be posting some more song selections as I come across them, but here is a lesson or two on songwriting a good song.
Wine by Fifth on the Floor
Somewhere Lonely by The Likely Culprits
Whiskey & You by Chris Stapleton
Red Wine with the Blues by Ashley Ray