NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2023) – Just a week ahead of the release of his long-awaited sixth studio album Neon Hallelujah (out 7/28), J.D. Shelburne drops a vibrant video for the title track, out today. Shot in suburban Murfreesboro, Tenn. (just outside of Nashville), the visual – which premiered exclusively with Circle All Access yesterday (7/20) features the up-and-comer strolling the town’s city center, lyrically celebrating the unique features of a small town. The video was produced and directed by Logen Christopher of Stormlight Pictures.
Watch the official video for “Neon Hallelujah” HERE.
“‘Neon Hallelujah’ is my life in music. It walks listeners through the small town that shaped my life and my heart for faith, family, and simple pleasures that still define me. Every line, every image, is like a photo of a special moment in my memory bank—the rusty truck, the corner store, everything here is really how I grew up,” Shelburne told Circle All Access about the tune. “Logen Christopher of Stormlight Pictures shot the video. The town square and all the neon storefront signs really captivated this song perfectly. We finished the shoot up that night in their studio in downtown Nashville with the glowing cross. That just set the video right inside the song lyrics and that is what makes it a great video.”
Neon Hallelujah will feature 14 tracks, including previously released tunes like “Neon Hallelujah,” upbeat and devil-may-care “That Devil In Me,” as well as several new songs, like the drifty, mid-tempo album opener “Cars & Trucks,” which harbors a deeper “where are we all headed in life” context, celebratory “Raise One Up,” and anthemic summer tune “Let Love Down.” Most recently, Shelburne released his version of the classic hymn “Amazing Grace,” teaming up with 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys.
About JD Shelburne:
Nashville-based country music artist JD 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 and 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 both Louisville and Lexington, developing a large fanbase along the way.
His debut single and video for “One Less Girl” made its world premiere with CMT in 2018, then went on to become a Top 30 MusicRow charting song at country radio. CMT continued to support JD’s subsequent video releases (they’ve featured seven, so far), with his video for “Church Pew Bar Stool” taking the #1 spot on CMT’s famous 12-Pack. In 2020, Shelburne was featured on the cover of the official 2020 Kentucky Tourism Visitor’s Guide, Kentucky Living, and was the May Artist of the Month for Texas Roadhouse. He was recently honored with a display at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, as well as formal acclamation from Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky, honoring Shelburne for his accomplishments in the country format.
A true road warrior, Shelburne has played well over 3,000 shows, performing an average of 150-200 each year, and opening for award-winning acts like ZZ Top, Marty Stuart, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Young, Kellie Pickler, Exile and more. In 2022, his performance history paid off when he was named one of the world’s Top 500 bands by Bandsintown and, in 2023, he was featured on Circle All Access hit show The Southern Weekend, hosted by Runaway June songstress Natalie Stovall.
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Elise Anderson, Elicity Public Relations
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