Saturday, October 2
7:30 p.m. ET
Main Stage • Downtown Hodgenville
This concert is presented by The City of Hodgenville
J.D. Shelburne was raised on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. When JD 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. Building upon his blossoming career as a modern country singer, songwriter and performer, his debut single and video for “One Less Girl” made its world premiere on CMT in 2018. It then went on to be 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.
JD Shelburne’s current album “Straight From Kentucky,” was released in early 2021. His debut single Straight from Kentucky, a modern-day anthem to the state he holds dear to his heart, was featured in Texas Roadhouse Restaurants Nationwide in May. “Church Pew Bar Stool”, also featured on his upcoming album, was released in June, and reached #1 on the CMT 12-Pack Countdown during its first week. His latest single “Bottoms Up Sundown” was just exclusively premiered on American Songwriter.
Shelburne has logged over 2,500 performances to date. He has opened for ZZ Top, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, and other national acts. JD has appeared on CMT and performed “My Old Kentucky Home” at the Kentucky Derby.