Author: Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website with over 20 years experience in music journalism, concert planning, photography, and promotion. Jessica is a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the 2019 Leadership Kentucky BRIGHT Class and a recipient of the Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award. Listen to her each week on WFKY on Friday mornings for the Nashville News Roundup.
Interviews, News, Reviews

Tim Goodin releases one of Appalachia’s best albums of 2022

Bell County is tucked away between the mountains that welcomed Daniel Boone and the pioneers into the wilderness of Kentucky.  Coming from there is a young man who has released one of the best albums of 2022 – Tim Goodin with “Son of Appalachia.” Tim Goodin is gaining attention with

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Music Venues, News

Grand Ole Opry announces NextStage Class of 2022

Today, the Grand Ole Opry announced its initial artists for its Opry NextStage Class of 2022, an artist discovery program that spotlights Country music’s rising talent and highlights one artist per month with featured original content, an Opry performance and support across the Opry Entertainment platforms, which include the Opry, Ryman Auditorium, WSM Radio,

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Dustin Collins signs with New Vision Artist Management and New Revolution Entertainment

Momentum continues to build for Billboard No. 1 singer-songwriter and Georgia-born Dustin Collins, who recently announced his forthcoming Working Man album, as he signs with New Vision Artist Management’s Mike Kraski and New Revolution Entertainment’s Jeff Solima. Kraski began his career in sales and distribution at CBS Records and eventually made his way to Sony Music Nashville, where he

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Concerts, News

The Amp at Dant Crossing kicks off 2022 season

Sara Evans and Justin Moore have been announced to launch The Amp at Dant Crossing‘s 2022 season. Lauded as“a bourbon ‘Field of Dreams’” (Lexington Herald Leader), The Amp will continue to announce additional A-list talent for their upcoming summer lineup. To purchase tickets, click HERE. The Amp at Dant Crossing is ramping up to be one

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