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Hanna Ladd via YouTube
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Chris Stapleton And Kings Of Leon Cover Lynyrd Skynyrd On New Year’s Eve [VIDEO]

How was your New Year's Eve? I had a fun time playing games with friends, indulging in a few spirits, and watching TV. Taboo is a lot more fun than I remembered. In downtown Nashville, a record crowd of more than 150,000 were treated to both Kings of Leon and Chris Stapleton. Here they are covering Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man", yep!

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Chad Benefield/Townsquare Media
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Remembering Natalie Cole’s Concert at The Executive Inn [Photos]

News broke this morning that legendary R&B singer Natalie Cole died Thursday night.  I was immediately reminded of the time she came to The Executive Inn in downtown Owensboro and performed inside the Showroom Lounge.  It was 1989.  Prom night for those of us at Daviess County High School.  And, before heading off to prom, my date and I took a detour to The E.  Yep!  We went to see Natalie and I still have the ticket stub.  Take a look!

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Aretha Franklin Performs At The Fox Theatre
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Aretha Franklin Wows At Kennedy Center Honors [VIDEO]

I'm not sure I have the words to describe Aretha Franklin's performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at this year's Kennedy Center Honors which aired Tuesday night on CBS. Songwriter Carole King was one of this year's honorees and Franklin turned it out! So much so, President Obama wiped away a tear. King was surprised and overwhelmed. Watch!

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NBC/The Voice via YouTube
NBC/The Voice via YouTube
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Voice Winner Jordan Smith to Sing National Anthem at UK Game Saturday

Fans of The Voice are going to love this.  Jordan Smith, who a couple of weeks ago was crowned the show's most recent champion, is going to be at Rupp Arena Saturday to sing the national anthem before the UK Wildcat game.

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Chad’s Top Ten and Five Worst Country Songs of 2015 [Video]

I say this every year.  Let the debate begin!!  Here's my list of the Top Ten Country Songs of 2015.  Naturally, for good measure and balance, I've included my list of the Five Worst Songs of 2015 too (this one always manages to ruffle some feathers).  And feel free to chime in.  I'm sure some folks will totally agree and others will think I'm nuts.  Either way, here we go!!

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Kelsey Hart via YouTube
Kelsey Hart via YouTube
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Set Your Soul on Fire: Kelsey Hart Releases New Single [Video]

Muhlenberg County's Kesley Hart, the former lead singer for the group Boys of Broad, has just released a new solo single.  And it's REALLY good.  Here's the official video for "Set Your Soul on Fire."

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80s Pop Star Cyndi Lauper Covers Dolly Parton’s ‘Hard Candy Christmas’

Well, I guess Girls don't Just Want to Have Fun after all. Apparently they're also fine and dandy with a Hard Candy Christmas.

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Rick Diamond/Getty Images; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Rolling Stone Posts Its List of the Year’s 40 Best Country Albums

I am now on a mission. I aim to learn what the music of The Deslondes, Turnpike Troubadours, Mike and the Moonpies, and Jason Boland & the Stragglers sounds like. Shall I go on?

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images for Kenny Chesney
Rick Diamond, Getty Images for Kenny Chesney
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Chase Rice Posts Video With Niece, Instantly Melts Hearts

Y'all, this may be one of the sweetest videos ever. Ok, maybe not ever, but it's pretty dang close! Chase Rice posted a video of him and his newborn niece over the Thanksgiving holiday and it is precious. As if him signing to her wasn't enough, he kisses her little nose, instantly melting hearts of women all over the world.

Check it out!

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Friday After 5
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Vote Now: Friday After 5 Eligible for $25,000 Grant

This is so exciting!  Friday After 5, Owensboro's FREE downtown music festival, is eligible for a $25,000 grant and the festival is currently in 2nd place in nationwide voting.  If you have not yet voted, here's what you need to do.

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Dolly Parton via YouTube
Dolly Parton via YouTube
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‘Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors’ Trailer Will Touch Your Heart [VIDEO]

It was announced earlier this year Dolly Parton would be producing a movie of her life story, specifically the story behind her hit "Coat of Many Colors", for NBC. The first sneak peek is here and you may want to have a box of tissues handy.

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Dolly Parton via YouTube
Dolly Parton via YouTube
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Dolly’s “Coat Of Many Colors” Trailer

Dolly Parton's "Coat Of Many Colors" is a fan favorite of the country legend's fans. This December, NBC is turning the song into a made for TV movie. The movie tells the true story of how the song came to be, thru the young life of Dolly.

Country songbird Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Shroder star in the show, along with sweet-faced newcomer Alyvia Alyn Lind playing Dolly.

Take a look at the official trailer. Oh, you may want to grab a tissue first. 

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