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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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Reports: Apple Granted Permission For Patent That Would Block iPhones From Taking Photos/Video At Concerts

We told you last week about the Yondr pouch, which would disable your phone at a live concert, now, Apple has been granted permission to develop a patent that would block iPhones from taking photos and recording video at concerts. 

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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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Kelsey Hart’s Debut CD Now Available on iTunes [Track List]

We are so proud of Kelsey Hart!  The Muhlenberg County native has just released his debut CD and it's now available for purchase on iTunes!  Here's the official track listing.

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Chris Lane’s ‘American Idol’ Audition A Sight To See [VIDEO]

Sibling acts on 'American Idol' were most times hilarious fodder for the audition episodes. Oh and none was more cringeworthy than Chris Lane's audition with his twin brother Cory during season seven in 2008. This is painful to watch and to add to the hilarity, the brothers are in a "love triangle" with fellow audition contestant Ashley who is carrying around a cute puppy, does it work? Watch!

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Bluegrass Music Legend & Pioneer, Ralph Stanley Dead at 89 [VIDEO]

In the same day we enjoyed the great sounds of bluegrass music at ROMP,  broke ground on the International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame, it's with a heavy heart that we hear of the passing of Bluegrass Music Legend & Pioneer, Ralph Stanley yesterday at the age of 89. He...

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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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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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Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for International Bluegrass Music Museum

Ground will soon be broken for the International Bluegrass Music Museum at the corner of 2nd and Frederica in downtown Owensboro.

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Chad & Jac Meet Drew Baldridge at CMA Music Fest [Video]

Jaclyn and I had the chance to meet country music newcomer Drew Baldridge last week at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.  And we learned that Drew is from Southern Illinois.  He grew up about a half hour from Mount Vernon.  When we caught up with Drew he was in the middle of the "biggest week of his career."  His debut CD, Dirt On Us, was released.  He appeared at the CMA Music Festival and was prepping for his first appearance at The Grand Ole Opry.  And he's going to make that big Opry debut tonight.

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