Saturday night, John Conlee will be gracing the stage of Renfro Valley Entertainment Center’s New Barn Stage. Just a short drive down the road, you can view his rose colored glasses on display at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, where John Conlee is also a member of. Recently, John sat down with me for a conversation on his hometown roots of Versailles, as well as his song, “Walking Behind the Star.”
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.