Blaylock to open Nashville on the Green

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By John Herndon

Country music singer J.D. Shelburne has announced that Hannah Blaylock will be the opening act for the Nashville on The Green concert to be held in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, May 12.

Blaylock was a founding member of the group “Edens Edge” before going leaving the group in 2013. Her final appearance with the group was at the Grand Ole Opry. Edens Edge had a pair of hits on the country music Top 40 charts before Blaylock left, explaining that “dreams and visions change.”

Shelburne has known Blaylock for several years.

“I had seen her on the Grand Ole Opry and heard her songs on the radio before,” Shelburne said last weekend. “I also randomly met her while out shopping for my annual Kentucky Derby suit. We happened to run into each other a couple other times after during management meetings and decided to write. We have written several songs and have been friends ever since. She has had some great success and will be a great addition to the show.”

Blaylock was impressive in opening a free concert for Shelburne in his hometown of Taylorsville last July.

“She rocked Taylorsville. I had a lot of great feedback. She has that folk country sound and can sing like an angel. I wanted to bring back an artist to my town who I knew can entertain fans with great tunes. She nailed it. I had so much feedback about her that I decided to bring her to Lawrenceburg and she agreed.”

Shelburne says Blaylock’s style can remind fans of a mixture of Emmy Lou Harris and Allison Krauss. “Country meets folk. She can sing almost anything,” Shelburne says.

On social media, Shelburne has been thanking sponsors of the show, which is expected to draw several thousand fans. He says he’s eagerly anticipating the concert.

“I am getting a lot of great feedback,” Shelburne says. “I have fans coming from other states to be a part of this. We are continuing to raise money for this event and it is coming together very nice. I hope everyone in Lawrenceburg and surrounding counties will make their way to ‘The Green’ that night for our concert.

“We are going to give them all we got! I am hoping for several thousand people. The concert attendees will be in for a show and it’s free.”