Nashville-based country music artist 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, with more than 30 adds.
JD Shelburne’s new album “Straight From Kentucky,” was released in June of 2021 and reached the iTunes top ten. The “title track” Straight from Kentucky, a modern-day anthem to the state he holds dear to his heart, is featured in Texas Roadhouse Restaurants Nationwide. “Church Pew Bar Stool” reached #1 on the CMT 12-Pack Countdown during its first week and the single “Bottoms Up Sundown” was exclusively premiered on American Songwriter. Hometown In My Headlights” was premiered by Newsmax and People and landed at #2 on CMT 12-Pack and Top 40 on the Music Row Chart in 2021. “Fine by Me” was premiered on “Sounds Like Nashville” and most recently “The Road I Grew Up On” was premiered on Heartland Network and CMT.com – which makes 6 straight music videos on CMT for the Kentucky native.