Where to see Music in Kentucky


Two boys (one in costume with suspenders) and a girl (costumed as a pioneer with a long dress and bonnet) play homemade musical instruments, including a banjo, gourd banjo, and sticks possibly used as percussion instruments, next to a sign reading “Music” alongside railroad tracks. Music is a town in Carter County, Kentucky. Photographer – Jean Thomas. From the University of Louisville Digital Library.

Jessica Blankenship

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.

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