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Country Singer Helps Lawrenceburg Man’s Dream Come True

Posted at 3:00 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 18:21:35-04

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Lawrenceburg man’s dreams came true when he finally got to sing in Nashville.

Alan Phillips is fighting cancer, but he doesn’t let that stop him from doing what he loves. The 88-year-old enjoys singing and listening to music. Employees at Signature Healthcare in Lawrenceburg knew that he wanted to do those things in Nashville.

Nurse Lauren Harris decided that she wanted to help the New York native out. She is from Taylorsville, so she asked a childhood friend, country singer J.D. Shelburne, to help make Phillips’ dream become a reality.

“His only dream was to come to Nashville and hear music and sing. I’m like if you’re coming to Nashville, I surely can do something special,” said Shelburne.

Shelburne was scheduled to play Blake Shelton’s ‘Ole Red Bar,’ so Phillips shared the mic with him and the two performed the song ‘Country Roads.’

“This isn’t about my music. I just happy to be a part of it, make him smile, and help him do the best he can. Get his health off his mind for a while,” Shelburne said.

The video was a Facebook hit.

“This was the first time I sang with J.D. and I did very good, too,” said Phillips.

Alan from Lawrenceburg, KY sings with J.D. Shelburne/Ole Red Nashville

Meet Alan from Lawrenceburg, KY – he is a current resident of Signature Healthcare in Lawrenceburg. His dream was to come to Nashville and see Broadway so two of their staff – Lauren and Misty brought him to Music City. When I found out he was coming to my show, I just knew in my heart that I had to make it special. He wanted to sing and "Country Roads" was his first choice. So honored to make his dream come true. He put tears in my eyes with that smile. Alan, thank you for making all of Ole Red Nashville smile this past Sunday! God bless. Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Rehab & Wellness Center

Posted by JD Shelburne on Monday, June 17, 2019