By JOHN HERNDON,
LAWRENCEBURG — J.D. Shelburne is coming to Lawrenceburg.
The country music artist and native of Taylorsville brings his high-octane style to central Kentucky for “Nashville on the Green” on May 12. Hannah Blaylock, formerly of the group Eden’s Edge, opens the show at 7 p.m. with Shelburne taking the stage at 8.
The concert is set for the Lawrenceburg Green, located near the intersection of Main Street and Woodford Street (Highway 44) in Downtown Lawrenceburg.
There is no admission charge to the concert but fans are encouraged to donate canned goods, which will be divided between two local organizations, God’s Pantry and The Light Center. Donations will earn fans tickets for door prizes to be given throughout the night.
Shelburne, a Kentucky boy who starred in basketball and baseball at Spencer County High School, embarked on his career in music after finding a guitar when cleaning out his late grandmother’s house. He taught himself to play while attending the University of Kentucky, then moved to Nashville in 2008.
He penned the song “Farmboy,” which became a regional hit in 2012. He has opened for over 50 national acts and received recent national attention for the videos of his songs “Hometown” and “Better Man” playing on GAC and CMT.
May 12 promises to be a night to remember in Lawrenceburg. Shelburne hosted a similar event in Taylorsville drawing an estimated 4,000 fans last year and even more are expected in Lawrenceburg.
Parking will be available at Anderson County Middle School near Lawrenceburg Green.