Nashville, TN, March 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Country Star, Ken Mellons, is celebrating 20 years since the release of his hit song, “Jukebox Junkie,” with a 20th Anniversary Project, including a live CD/ DVD performance to be recorded in the summer of 2014.
The Ken Mellons Jukebox Junkie 20th Anniversary Project allows fans to be a part of the celebration by investing in the project and earning exclusive incentives, including but not limited to autographed items by Mellons, tickets to the live DVD filming, fine art Ken Mellons prints (Ken Mellons owns original portrait) created by Nashville’s Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell, custom Jukebox Junkie music note boots with your name on them and private shows with the Jukebox Junkie, Ken Mellons.
Mellons is also counting down to the live summer anniversary show with monthly online StageIt shows. These are intimate interactive online shows viewed from any computer.
Born in the mountains of Kingsport, Tennessee on July 10, 1965, Ken Mellons and his family soon packed up and moved to Music City USA where he grew up on the standard honky tonk heroes. Those heroes included: Keith Whitley, Vern Gosdin, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Lefty Frizzell. Ken played guitar, sang at school talent shows and made his way in the clubs after his high school graduation.
Ken was a featured performer at Opryland USA where he caught the eye of impresarios Hal Durham and Bud Wendall. This led him to a prized Friday night spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Impressed by one single performance, the general manager of the Grand Ole Opry invited Ken to make an appearance. Not only was he invited back once, but numerous times from 1989-1992. While most young people Ken’s age were away studying at college, Ken was honing his craft as a singer, songwriter and entertainer.
Music producer Jerry Cupit took notice and a deal with Epic Records was sealed in 1992. Ken’s self-titled debut album was released one year later. The single, “Jukebox Junkie,” was a smashing hit and continued to receive airplay for the remainder of the decade.
In 1995, “Where Forever Begins,” followed up his debut success. Ken signed his second major label deal with Curb records in 1997 where he issued the “Best of Ken Mellons” in 2001. A couple of years later, the successful single, “Mr. DJ” was issued. In 2004, he released “Sweet” on the Home Records label which featured the single, “Paint Me a Birmingham.”
Ken then decided in 2005 to concentrate on one of his best projects ever, his son Kade. He left the road to be home with his family and continued to pen songs for such artists as George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr. and Mark Chesnutt just to name a few. In October of 2010 he released his debut bluegrass album entitled, “Rural Route” on his own label, Jukebox Junkie Records to much acclaim in the Bluegrass world. Ken and his wife, fiddle player Kristy Jo have since added another Mellons to their patch, a son by the name of Kash Whitley, born in February of 2012. Ken is currently touring in the US and abroad as part of the “Keepin’ It County Tour” and is performing songs off his latest country album “Just What I’m Wantin’ To Do” as well as all his other hits.