Join KET in Somerset on Thursday, August 29, for a free exclusive sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music, which tells the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.
The evening begins with a reception with the talented Sydney Adams and her band, followed by the 45-minute film screening and remarks from special guest Jessica Blankenship Bray, music journalist and editor/founder of kentuckycountrymusic.com, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. In 2018, Bray was named one of Laurel County’s Top 10 Under 40 Award recipients, and throughout her career has interviewed countless country music artists.
The event will also feature a prize giveaway and a prize for best dressed.
The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Hal Rogers Center for Rural Development at 2292 South Hwy. 27 in Somerset. The film screening starts at 7 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required. Visit KET.org/events to reserve your place.
And don’t forget to tune in to see the television premiere of Ken Burns’ eight-part series Country Music, which starts on Sunday, September 15 at 8/7 p.m. on KET. Check out more about the series by clicking here.
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.