Kentucky country music singer-songwriter, JD Shelburne proved Saturday night that even though his address may now be in Nashville, his heart will always be in Taylorsville, Kentucky as he performed in front of thousands during his Hometown Show and album release party for his new record, Straight From Kentucky. Shelburne performed many fan favorites and recent singles such as “Bottoms Up Sundown,” “Church Pew Bar Stool” and “Hometown In My Headlights,” as well as other tracks included on the album. During his Hometown Show, Shelburne was able to share with everyone that Straight From Kentucky had reached #9 on the iTunes Country Charts, trailing Chris Stapleton, Jimmie Allen, and Lady A. Straight From Kentucky is available to download and stream on all digital services now!
To view Shelburne’s “Hometown In My Headlights” music video premiered by People.com, visit HERE.
“It was surreal looking out amongst the audience and seeing so many people who are so dear to me,” shares Shelburne. “Taylorsville, Kentucky will always be my home. It felt more like a family reunion mixed with high school friends, church members, and everyone in between. Thank you to everyone who came out to the show and for buying my new album. Also, thank you to each one of the sponsors for making this whole event possible.”
Shelburne kicked off 2020 with the release of the album’s first single, “Straight From Kentucky.” Shortly after the single was available, the live entertainment industry came to a screeching halt. Although the year was full of twists and turns, Shelburne was determined to stay connected with his fans and ultimately released “Church Pew Bar Stool” and “Bottoms Up Sundown,” which are both featured on the album. He graced the cover of the 2020 Kentucky Tourism Visitor’s Guide which shares travel tips, stories, and regional highlights for tourists and visitors. He was also named one of Kentucky Country Music’s Music Acts to Watch in 2020.
With the easing of pandemic restrictions, the Kentucky native and new father is ready to hit the road. After building close bonds with fans through live virtual performances during quarantine, he has announced several upcoming tour dates including Sunday, July 18th at LIVE ON THE LAWN at Louisville’s Waterfront Park where he will open for ZZ Top and Black Stone Cherry.
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.