Kentucky Department Of Tourism Selects JD Shelburne For Cover Of Their Official 2020 Visitor’s Guide

JD Shelburne

The Kentucky Department of Tourism is excited to announce that their 2020 Official Visitor’s Guide cover will feature Taylorsville, Kentucky native, and Nashville country music recording artist JD Shelburne.

Known for his unwavering work ethic, the announcement comes on the heels of Shelburne wrapping up a very busy 2019 tour schedule, performing at more than 215 shows throughout his beloved home state of Kentucky, along with Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nevada, and Tennessee, where he currently resides, just outside of Nashville.

“We are happy to partner with JD Shelburne for our 2020 Kentucky Visitor’s Guide,” said Don Parkinson, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet. “He is a talented artist with a lot of passion for music and for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We look forward to a big year for Kentucky in 2020, and we thank JD for his partnership in helping to promote tourism in this state.”

The anticipated 2020 Visitor’s Guide cover will be unveiled during a special event set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, in the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. Shelburne will be on hand to help set the tone for Kentucky Tourism’s 2020 Year of Music. He will perform “My Old Kentucky Home” before the cover of the new visitor’s guide is unveiled, and his new song he wrote, “Straight From Kentucky,” after the ceremony.

The visitor’s guide serves as the main fulfillment piece for state tourism, with 400,000 copies printed and distributed worldwide to attract visitors to Kentucky. The guide shares travel tips, stories and regional highlights, while focusing on the main pillars of Kentucky tourism: music, bourbon, horses, culinary, outdoors, arts and history.

Shelburne is one of several Kentucky musicians to be featured in an all-new digital & social media series called ‘Sound Travels’ premiering in 2020.

“As a native of Kentucky, words can’t describe how honored and humbled I am to be selected for the cover of Kentucky’s Official Visitor’s Guide,” said Shelburne. “Growing up on my family’s farm, my love of this land stems from the values they instilled in me: a strong work ethic, a love of family, and having a passion for what you do. This is what has allowed me to connect with so many of my fans across this great state. My hometown of Taylorsville has provided me a huge platform to help share my story and chase down my dreams. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of many milestones throughout my career, and this is certainly one of my proudest moments. A very humble ‘thank you’ to the great folks at the Kentucky Department of Tourism for the opportunity for me to personally help share a little bit of Kentucky with the rest of the world!”

JD is wrapping up an extremely successful 2019 with headlining and featured performances at Hometown Rising Music Festival, CMA Music Festival, NASCAR’s Quaker State 400, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, 50th Annual Street Rod Nationals at Freedom Hall, World Chicken Festival, and Somerset’s Moonlight Festival. CMT Music world premiere of his song “She Keeps Me Up Nights” [click to watch] which reached #3 on the CMT 12-Pack Countdown.

J.D. Shelburne Shows and Appearances:
NOV 14 – Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant / Murfreesboro, Tenn.
NOV 15 – Ole Red / Gatlinburg, Tenn.
NOV 16 – Ole Red / Gatlinburg, Tenn.
NOV 17 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
NOV 20 – Levee Restaurant / Louisville, Ky.
NOV 22 – Blind Squirrel / Louisville, Ky.
NOV 24 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
NOV 25 – Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant / Nashville, Tenn.
NOV 29 – Jeff Ruby’s / Lexington, Ky.
NOV 30 – Jeff Ruby’s / Lexington, Ky.
DEC 01 – The Bluebird Cafe / Nashville, Tenn.
DEC 02 – Ole Red / Gatlinburg, Tenn.
DEC 05 – The Crimson Moon / Dahlonega, Ga.
DEC 07 – Private Event / Louisville, Ky.
DEC 08 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
For JD’s complete schedule, please visit

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