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 will admit that I am a big fan of Chris Stapleton. I was fortunate to meet and interview him back a couple of years ago when he performed at the World Chicken Festival here in my hometown of London, Kentucky. The record company has sat on his material for a while. Thankfully, a new album will be released in May and he is on tour with Little Big Town and later with Eric Church.
His latest single, “Traveller,” is one that is pleasant for the ears. From the acoustic guitar to the wail of the steel guitar, there is that pure country sound born in the heart of East Kentucky.
Get more info on Chris Stapleton by visiting his website over at www.chrisstapleton.com. You can read my interview with him from a couple of years ago here.
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