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Battle for The Big O Finalist #4: Ray Ligon of Madisonville [Video]

The 2016 Battle for The Big O continues here at WBKR and we're finding some amazing tristate talent. Meet Ray Ligon, who came in from Madisonville, Kentucky to audition for us at Sara Michaels Restaurant in Central City.  Ray took on the Brooks & Dunn classic "My Maria" and was absolutely floating that falsetto.  He's GREAT!

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #3: Weston Vernon of Bowling Green [Video]

The 2016 Battle for The Big O is underway here at WBKR and we're finding some amazing tristate talent and beyond. Case in point, Weston Vernon, who came in from Bowling Green, Kentucky to audition for us at Sara Michaels Restaurant in Central City.  He won the night with his awesome original song that everyone in the audience loved.

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Throwback Thursday: Who Remembers When Tim McGraw Was Platinum Blonde? [Photo]

Do you remember when Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina came to Evansville to perform an outdoor concert at Mesker Amphitheatre?  Here's an even more pressing question!  Do you remember Tim McGraw's hair?  That's the week he decided to become (albeit briefly) a platinum blonde!  But, luckily, we were able to find a backstage photo to prove he really did dye his hair.  Platinum blonde!!  LOOK!

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #2: Ryan Clark and Lacy Jean [Video]

The 2016 Battle for The Big O is underway here at WBKR and we're finding some amazing tristate talent.  Check out Ryan Clark and Lacy Jean!  This dynamic duo joined forces at our opening night audition at Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro and played their way into the finale with this inspired rendition of "Whipping Post."

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #1: Morgan Book of Henderson, KY [Video]

The 2016 Battle for The Big O is underway here at WBKR and we're finding some amazing tristate talent.  Meet Morgan Book of Henderson, Kentucky.  She came to our opening night audition at Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro and won the night with this incredible rendition of Martina McBride's "Anyway."  Check it out and prepare to be VERY impressed.  This gal can sing!

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 - Day 1
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Mesker Amphitheatre Set Lists Archive

Mesker Amphitheatre in Evansville was one of the places to see live concerts in the Tri-State. Sadly, in 2009, Mesker hosted its final concert and it had to be shut down until infrastructure upgrades are made. I found something cool. A site where you can find and add set lists from Mesker concerts of the past. Here's one I remember well.

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The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame Ground Breaking
The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame Ground Breaking
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International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame Breaks Ground [PHOTOS]

Big news in the World of Bluegrass Music this week and I was blessed to be there for all of the excitement. The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame broke ground on the much anticipated $15.4 million facility right next to the Hampton Inn in downtown Owensboro.

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Florida Georgia Line
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Florida Geogia Line Pre-Sale Code

As you've heard by now, Florida Georgia Line is bringing their Dig Your Roots Tour to Evansville in October! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday morning, but WBKR has your pre-sale code to purchase tickets earlier! 

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Cell Phones Being Banned from Concerts with Yondr Pouch [Video]

Some of the biggest names in the music industry are tired of looking out from the stage and seeing their fans watching their concerts through their cell phones.  Adele recently told a fan to to quit recording her.  Before he passed away, Prince, rather infamously, got so annoyed with cell phones at his Louisville Palace concert that he played some of the show in the dark. It's a growing and persistent problem and some singers, like Alicia Keys, are doing something about it.  They're using the new Yondr pouch to essentially ban cell phone use during their shows.  This is how it works!

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Florida Georgia Line Coming to The Ford Center in Evansville

Florida Georgia Line is coming to Evansville!  And tickets go on sale Friday, June 24th!  Here's where they're going to be, when and who they're bringing along for the ride.

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New Audition Date Added for Battle for the Big O [Official Rules]

The tristate's premiere talent contest, The Battle for the Big O, returns!  It's your chance to win $1,000 and open the 2016 Big O Music Festival starring Billy Currington, 38 Special, Mark Chesnutt and more.  We have now set FOUR audition dates for this year's competition and we have the official rules for the contest. Here's the complete schedule of open audition dates  Good luck and get ready to take the stage!

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2016 CMA Music Festival - Day 2
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Chris Janson, Oak Ridge Boys Among Free Concerts At 2016 Kentucky State Fair

The free concert lineup for this year's Kentucky State Fair has been announced and three country acts are on deck.

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