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.

Wolfpen Branch releases debut song, “Don’t Have a Clue”

Kentucky is rich in talent, especially when it comes to music. Wolfpen Branch is the fire and smoke of bluegrass music. They honor the tradition of the forefathers, yet create their own path when they are up on stage. Kentucky’s musical spirit is very much alive with the talented performers in the band. Today, Wolfpen …

Heritage Music Series coming to London

London-Laurel County Tourism, along with Forcht Broadcasting’s WFTG The Wolf, and Kentucky Country Music have teamed up to produce an intimate acoustic concert experience, Heritage Music Series.  Multiple Kentucky based singer-songwriters will take to the stage the first three Saturdays in March at Heritage Hills Theater.  All shows will begin at 7:00 pm with limited …

Loretta Lynn is still woman enough to release new album in March 2021

Loretta Lynn is Still Woman Enough to be the Queen of Country Music. Photo by Russ Harrington.

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Still Woman Enough, Loretta Lynn’s new studio album on Friday, March 19, 2021.  The American music icon’s 50th studio album (excluding her 10 studio duet collaborations with Conway Twitty), Still Woman Enough celebrates women in country music. From her homage to the originators, Mother Maybelle Carter and the …

Sturgill Simpson reveals Merle Haggard co-write on newest album

At the stroke of midnight, Sturgill Simpson released without notice his newest album, Cuttin’ Grass, Volume 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions.  For the album, he brought together “The Hillbilly Avengers” again that is filled with an all-star cast of musicians.  Just like the previous album, they were revisiting and reinterpreting Sturgill’s musical selections in the …