Jessica Bray

Jessica Bray

Raised in the hills of southeast Kentucky, Jessica grew up listening to country music while working on the farm. Along the way, the Berea College graduate merged her interest of music, history, and photography to capture the heart and soul of country music. She has written for Examiner.com since 2009 with in-depth interviews of Hall of Fame legends, as well as red carpet coverage of Derby Eve, Hall of Fame Inductions, and more.

Connect with Jessica @ www.kentuckycountrymusic.com

Latest Posts

Consumer Group Reveals “Worst Toys” for the Holidays

Consumer Group Reveals “Worst Toys” for the Holidays

A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the “worst toys” to buy for children according to a new list from the Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm or W.A.T.C.H..  See what other items made the top 10 on the 46th annual list: Nickelodeon Nell Princess Knight Pillow Pets Sleeptime […]
Mmmm, Doughnut Earth…It’s Weird News Wednesday!!!

Mmmm, Doughnut Earth…It’s Weird News Wednesday!!!

A relatively new theory has people arguing online about the possibility that Earth might actually be shaped like a doughnut. VICE reports that the “Donut Earth Theory” first appeared on FlatEarthSociety.org in a 2008 thread started by a mysterious figure named “Dr. Rosenpenis”–who posted the theory as a joke. It was fleshed out in detail by FES […]
BEWARE! Thanksgiving Food That May Be Harmful To Your Dog

BEWARE! Thanksgiving Food That May Be Harmful To Your Dog

There are a lot of Thanksgiving foods that may be harmful should your dog ingest them. Here are some things to watch out for: -Plain turkey is completely fine, but the fat in the skin can cause pancreatitis, and seasonings could upset a dog’s digestive system. -Sweets, particularly chocolate, can be poisonous. -Grapes and raisins, […]
Blackberry Smoke covers Tom Petty “You Got Lucky”

Blackberry Smoke covers Tom Petty “You Got Lucky”

Blackberry Smoke recently released “The Southern Ground Sessions” featuring acoustic versions of 5 album tracks plus this cover of Tom Petty “You Got Lucky” with Amanda Shires.  The original version from Tom Petty was released in 1982.  Check out both versions of the song below.