Love From Music City celebrated their 5th Annual Gala on Tuesday, October 5th with an evening of music, entertainment, surprises, and support for foster children throughout Middle Tennessee and orphans abroad. The special event began with a VIP red carpet, followed by hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live musical performances! Artists present at the gala included Pam Tillis, Buddy Jewell, Marty Raybon, Devon O’Day, Cherish Lee, Charlene Tilton, JD Shelburne, Tim Atwood, Chapel Hart, NEDY, Makenzie Phipps, Denny Strickland, Billy Mason, Chris Golden, Nathan & Suzanne Young, who joined Crystal Gayle, the recipient of this year’s Bill Anderson Icon Award. Gayle was recognized for her contributions made to the community and for her role as a trailblazer and legendary performer, epitomizing everything Love From Music City stands for. The organization has a 50 year legacy of feeding and clothing orphans across the globe, with 10 years including local, Middle Tennessee foster children. The Love From Music City Gala was held at The Estate at Cherokee Dock, a former home of Reba McEntire.
Country music standout JD Shelburne has been presented as the winner of “Best Kentucky Musician/Band” by Kentucky Living Magazine as part of their 2021 “Best in Kentucky” awards. Each year, the magazine celebrates everything about their great state with categories ranging from destination, eats and drinks, outdoors, shopping, and of course entertainment. Kentucky fans have spoken and have voted for Shelburne as their number 1 artist, with Tyler Childers taking second place and Black Stone Cherry in third. Past recipients of this award include Chris Stapleton, Jericho Woods, the Kentucky Headhunters, and the Penny Loafers. Shelburne’s surprise presentation of the special award is posted on the magazine’s website and YouTube channel.
Don Everly, half of The Everly Brothers duo with his brother Phil, died Saturday in Nashville at age 84. The Everly Brothers are Country Music Hall of Fame members, inducted in 2001, and were instrumental in shaping rock and roll with such global classics as “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up, Little Susie,” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” The Everly Brothers were also members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Country Music Hall of Fame legend Tom T. Hall died on Friday, August 20th. He was 85. Hall was nicknamed “The Storyteller” by Tex Ritter, another country great, for his songwriting style. His hits included “Harper Valley P.T.A.” which became a major crossover smash for Jeanie C. Riley in 1968, “That’s How I Got To Memphis,”, Homecoming,” “(Old Dogs, Children, and) Watermelon Wine,” “A Week in a Country Jail,” “I Love,” “Country Is”, “I Care,” and many more. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Loretta Lynn. Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and was a Grand Ole Opry member since 1971. Rolling Stone included the Olive Hill, Kentucky native on their ‘100 Greatest Songwriters’ list.
JD Shelburne To Perform at Iroquois Amphitheater Presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky
Country music standout JD Shelburne always seems to find his way back to his home state of Kentucky as he is set to play at LIVE ON THE LAWN presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival at Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, July 18 at 7 p.m. As part of the evening’s exciting events, Shelburne will take the stage prior to Black Stone Cherry and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top. He will be performing music from his brand new album, Straight from Kentucky, including his top hits “Church Pew Barstool,” “Hometown in My Headlights,” “Fine By Me,” “Straight From Kentucky” and more.
Country music standout, 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!
JD Shelburne To Headline Hometown Concert And Album Release Party In Taylorsville, Kentucky This Saturday!
Country music standout JD Shelburne is set to headline his 2021 ‘Hometown Concert’ in Taylorsville, KY on Saturday, June 26 at 7 pm. This will mark the fifth ‘Hometown Concert’ that Shelburne will host in Taylorsville, which also serves as the official release party for his new album, Straight From Kentucky. Paving the way for a full night of entertainment, Shelburne has invited American Idol contestant and Kentucky native Layla Spring, and hitmaker Jeff Bates to open the show prior to taking the stage at 8:30 pm ET. Shelburne is certain to bring the house down with his first full-length album featuring 11 tracks including the recent CMT #1 hit, “Church Pew Bar Stool.” Fans are encouraged to bring the family and a lawn chair down to Main Street for a free concert by none other than Taylorsville’s own, JD Shelburne.
Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than B.J. Thomas. With his smooth, rich voice and unerring song sense, Thomas’s expansive career crossed multiple genres, including country, pop, and gospel, earning him CMA, Dove, and Grammy awards and nominations since his emergence in the 1960s.
Country music standout JD Shelburne announces his 2021 ‘Hometown Concert’ in Taylorsville, KY on Saturday, June 26 at 7 pm. This will mark the fifth ‘Hometown Concert’ that Shelburne will host in Taylorsville, which will also serve as the official album release party for his new album, Straight From Kentucky. Shelburne is certain to bring the house down with his first full-length album featuring 11 tracks including the recent CMT #1 hit, “Church Pew Bar Stool.” Fans are encouraged to bring the family and a lawn chair down to Main Street for a free concert by none other than Taylorsville’s own, JD Shelburne.
Singer/songwriter Ed Bruce passed away Friday, January 8th at age 81. As a songwriter, artists such as Crystal Gayle (Restless), Charlie Louvin (See The Big Man Cry), Tommy Roe (Save Your Kisses), Tanya Tucker (Texas When I Die, The Man That Turned My Mama On), and Willie Nelson (Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys) are just a few who have recorded his songs. As an artist, Bruce’s hits include “The Last Cowboy Song”, “Love’s Found You And Me”, “Ever, Never Lovin’ You”, “After All”, “My First Taste Of Texas” and more.