|Josh Thompson at WFKY Froggy Field Party in 2010. Photo by Jessica Blankenship|
The month of May I seem to want to shut off from the world ever since 2010. It would be the month my nephews & niece would be forced to celebrate Mother’s Day without their mom. It would be the month she should be blowing out the candles of her birthday cake. It would be the month I should be celebrating my wedding anniversary. However, instead of being a month of celebrations, it would be a month of memories. Some good, some bad. In 2010, my sister in law passed away the first of June. I would also get a divorce. Last May, we lost my grandma.
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.