A former, but still well known, community member was featured in a private swearing-in ceremony for Governor Andy Beshear in Frankfort Monday night.
According to a post on social media Princeton native, John Logan Wood performed accompaniment for and sang with two other musicians during a musical prelude before the midnight ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion. In the post, he states what an honor it was to be invited to provide music for the special event and expressed his excitement for Governor Beshear.
Wood tells the News Edge that the experience was really special for him, not only as a musician but as a Kentuckian. He adds that while he recently traveled to sing in Prague, Vienna, and England, the opportunity to come home and sing reminded him of the beauty of the state and how much he loves it and its people.
Wood notes that he studied music during his undergraduate at Western Kentucky University with the other two featured musicians, Faith and Talor Byrd, who are also Kentucky natives, and was delighted to get to share the experience with them.
Wood, who is a 2007 graduate of Caldwell County High School, now works and resides in Nashville where he is a voice teacher and freelance vocalist and pianist. He also sings as a soloist for the Nashville Symphony, is a staff singer at St. George’s Episcopal Church, and sings in two professional choirs, Elevare and Sonus.
(Written By Audrey Lamb)