J.D. Shelburne, a life-long UK fan, will have a free concert May 12 in Lawrenceburg. (Alex Otte Photo)
By JOHN HERNDON, Anderson News
Lawrenceburgy has never experienced anything like what is expected on Friday, May 12!
That’s when J.D. Shelburne brings his brand of country music to town for a free show on Lawrenceburg Green. Hannah Blaylock, formerly of the group Eden’s Edge is scheduled to open the show at 7 p.m. with Shelburne bringing his set to the stage at 8 p.m.
A native of Taylorsville, Shelburne captured the influence of his rural Kentucky roots with his songs “Farmboy” and “Hometown.” During his career, he’s opened for over 50 national acts, including Montgomery Gentry, Clint Black and Travis Tritt. He’s been a regular at many shows in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, but over the last two years has taken his show nationwide with dates in Chicago, California and North Carolina.
The blue-blooded Kentucky Wildcat fan will bring two hours of pure energy to Lawrenceburg Green on May 12. Shelburne says he expects his show to be about 70 percent original music and 30 percent covers. Some of the songs he covers include hits from country stars such as Garth Brooks, John Mellencamp, Keith Urban and the Oak Ridge Boys.
Hannah Blaylock has been performing on her own since leaving Eden’s Edge in 2013. She has a distinct style that bridges country and folk music several generations. Shelburne enlisted Blaylock, who has a style that evokes comparisons to giants such as Emmylou Harris and Allison Krauss, to open his “Hometown Show” in Taylorsville last summer. Her latest single “Bandit Queen,” is scheduled to be released on May 1.
While the concert is free, fans are asked to donate canned goods to be divided between a pair of local charities.