Shelburne to appear in Kentucky Tourism’s ‘Sound Travels’ Documentary Series on April 6th
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Country music singer/songwriter J.D. Shelburne is featured on the cover of the Kentucky Living Magazine’s April Edition. This well-known magazine is sent out to 460,000 homes and will instill Shelburne’s admirable sense of state pride in the hearts of many. Known for his unwavering work ethic, undeniable talent and strong Kentucky roots, Shelburne embodies the ‘Unbridled Spirit’ of the Bluegrass State in an all-new digital & social media series called Sound Travels to promote Kentucky’s 2020 year of music. Other accomplished Kentucky artists in the documentary include Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee, Billie Renee Johnson and Billy Goat Strut Revue. The series is set to premiere April 6th and takes a genuine, unfiltered look at the emotional stories that define Kentucky music by profiling musicians for behind-the-scenes interviews and spontaneous jam sessions. Shelburne discusses growing up in Kentucky and how his upbringing inspired his present passions.
“As a native Kentuckian, words can’t describe how honored I am to be featured as one of the four artists a part of the ‘Sound Travels’ video series. Born and raised in Taylorsville, Ky. on my family’s tobacco farm, my love of this land stems from the values they instilled in me: a strong work ethic, a love of family, and having a passion for what you do. Music has been a staple in my life since I discovered the guitar and I am so thankful for how it has impacted my career. I am thrilled to know that my fellow Kentuckians will be able to hear my story and know how proud I am of our rich musical heritage and our state’s history,” says Shelburne.
In addition to being a part of the Sound Travels series and Kentucky Living Magazine cover, Shelburne recently won Kentucky lifestyle magazine, TOPS Louisville’s “Behind the Screen” online contest generating a donation of $1,000 to feed hungry kids in the Louisville community through his chosen charity, Blessings In A Backpack. Shelburne received the most votes out of six local celebrities from the online fan voted poll!
To hear more from J.D Shelburne in the Sound Travels special, click here.
Upcoming J.D. Shelburne Live Streaming:
Nightly 8pm CT on Facebook
April 2nd 8pm CT #TwoLaneTown full album performance including “One Less Girl” and She Keeps Me Up Nights” (#3 on CMT 12 Pack)
April 10th 12pm CT TheBoot.com Takeover
About J.D. Shelburne:
Nashville-based country music artist J.D. Shelburne was raised on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. When J.D. was 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother. He quickly learned how to play it, and began writing and singing songs on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky area venues, developing a large base of fans along the way.
Fast forward to today, J.D.’s latest album Two Lane Town, is building upon his blossoming career as a modern country singer, songwriter and performer. His debut single and video for “One Less Girl” world premiered on CMT in 2018, and then went on to become a Top 30 Music Row charted song at country radio. CMT again world premiered his second song and video for “She Keeps Me Up Nights” in April of 2019, which peaked at #3 of their 12 Pack countdown series.
At the close of 2019, Shelburne joined international superstars like Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish on BandsInTown’s year-end fan favorites list — for playing more shows in 2019 than any other artist on their social networking platform! A global accomplishment for a country boy from rural Kentucky.
To keep up with new music and upcoming show announcements follow J.D’s socials linked below.
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.@JDShelburne featured on cover of @KentuckyLiving magazine and chosen for @KentuckyTourism #SoundTravels along with @Opry member @JohnConlee #StraightFromKy