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Sara Evans Covers P!nk Song “Just Give Me a Reason” [Video]

I am not going to lie.  When I heard that Sara Evans was taking on P!nk's power ballad "Just Give Me a Reason" on her concert tour, I was very skeptical.  I love me some P!nk and I actually got to see her perform it live at Bridgestone Arena and it was, as expected, AMAZING!  P!nk is the bomb and I absolutely love that song.  I love it so much and am such a slave to the original, I just wasn't letting myself be convinced that Sara was going to pull it off.  But then I saw this...

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Garth Brooks Hints at Comeback in Cryptic Email Message

Have you visited Garth Brooks' official website and joined his circle of "Friends?"  What are you waiting for?  The thunder is rolling.  The lightning is crashing.  A Garth storm is brewing!  And, just a couple of days ago, Garth sent his "friends" a cryptic, secret message.  Take a look!

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Win Zac Brown Band Tx on The WBKR Waking Crew

"Colder Weather" is the perfect time to head indoors for a concert.  And you're gonna get the chance to on December 29th, when the Zac Brown Band visits The Ford Center in Evansville.  And we have your chance to win tickets to the show all week long on The WBKR Waking Crew.  Here's how . . .

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Neal McCoy’s New Single is Remake of “Kaw-Liga” [Video]

I first became familiar with the Hank Williams' country classic "Kaw-Liga" during our Goldie's Survivor contest.  One of the highlights of that series was our Longest Note Immunity Challenge, in which contestants were all forced to sing the same big note from the same big song and see who could hold it the longest.  While Martina McBride's "A Broken Wing" was a our go-to song, we did change it up occasionally and, one season, used "Kaw-Liga."  I loved that song.  The crowd loved it.  Our Goldie's Survivor contestants loved it.  And, guess what?  It's back!

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Meet Striking Matches: Nashville’s Hottest New Duo [Audio]

The first time I met Justin Davis was backstage at The Grand Ole Opry.  He was entering the men's room as I was leaving it and I nearly knocked his face off with the door.  Hysterically, I didn't realize at the time that I was going to be interviewing Justin in a matter of minutes.  Yep!  He is one half of the up-and-coming duo Striking Matches.  And, last week, I had a chance to redeem myself with a follow-up visit to the Opry and a second interview with Justin and Sarah.  This time, thankfully, no one got a nose job from a swinging door and we were treated to an amazing live performance of Striking Matches' brand new single, "Trouble is as Trouble Does."  This is fantastic.  LISTEN!!

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Local Musician Advances To Quarterfinal Round Of Drumoff

I'll just start this by saying that I may be a little bias about the guy I'm going to tell y'all about... Chris Lee. Chris is from Owensboro and just happens to be a fabulacious drummer! (Yes, I made up a word, ha!) I know this because I've heard Chris play hundreds of times and he plays in my band too! Turns out, I'm not the only one who thinks Chris is great...

The fine folks at Guitar Center in Evansville passed him thru to the quarter-final round of their national drum-off competition! So now, he's heading to Indianapolis!

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Aaron Kizer Paints at Grand Ole Opry’s 88th Birthday Bash [Photos]

Local artist Aaron Kizer helped the Grand Ole Opry celebrate its 88th birthday yesterday during a celebration at the Opry Plaza.  He took the stage at 10am and, in front of a couple of hundred Opry faithful, painted some of country music's biggest legends.  Wanna know who he immortalized on canvas?

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Florida Georgia Line Covers Black Stone Cherry’s “Stay” [Video]

If you're thinking that Florida Georgia Line's new song "Stay" sounds a little familiar, there's a reason for it. It's a Black Stone Cherry song.  And we have both versions of it for you here at WBKR.com.  Take a listen and let us know which you like best!

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Pop Star Jessie J Takes on Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” [Video]

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  But what happens when someone takes a song that you wrote, recorded and had a huge hit with . . . and just takes you to school on it?  That's exactly what has happened to Taylor Swift, courtesy of fellow pop diva Jessie J, who just tore into Taylor's smash "I Knew You Were Trouble" during a recent live performance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.  This is a ridiculous master class in singing and Jessie completely reinvents Taylor's hit song.  This chick rocks!

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Daniel Epperson Announces Lincoln Amphitheatre Concert

Check this out!  Daniel Epperson, who is quickly becoming a popular and rising tri-state country music artist, has just announced a brand new concert event.  And we have all the scoop, including ticket info, for you here at WBKR.com!

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Zac Brown Band Tickets On Sale Today for Evansville Concert

"Colder Weather" is the perfect time to head indoors for a concert.  And you're gonna get the chance to on December 29th, when the Zac Brown Band visits The Ford Center in Evansville.  And tickets go on sale TODAY!

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Kelly Clarkson Sings New Version of “Don’t You Wanna Stay” [Video]

I've always wondered if professional singers get tired of singing the same songs over and over and over.  They have to, right?  Well, not if you're Kelly Clarkson, who took to Twitter last week to chat about a brand new version of her Jason Aldean duet "Don't You Wanna Stay."  Kelly is well-known for taking her popular songs and completely re-arranging and re-inventing them for her live concert performances.  And, she has worked her magic again.  Take a listen.  She has managed to turn a rip-roaring powerhouse duet into a haunting, desperate, solo performance. 

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