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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #6: Boys of Broad [Video]

The 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre.  We have 12 amazing acts battling for $1,000 and the chance to open for Hank Williams Jr and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Among the finalists are Boys of Broad, the favorite sons of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  They blasted their way into the final at our Fetta auditions with a rousing rendition of "I'm From the Country."  This is great.  WATCH!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #4: Jarred Green [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Ohio County is going to be well-represented. Jarred Green has made the finals again and looks to claim the title this year.  Check out his audition from Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro.  Jarred was awesome and blew our judges away!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #3: Nick Cheek [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Fordsville, Kentucky will be cheering one of its own.  Nick Cheek has qualified for the Battle grand finale and has a chance to win $1,000 and open for Hank Jr and Charlie Daniels Band at the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest! Check out his audition from Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #2: Alex Macke [Video]

The 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre.  We have 12 amazing acts battling for $1,000 and the chance to open for Hank Williams Jr and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Among the group of finalists is Alex Macke.  She earned her spot in the finale with this awesome rendition of Miranda Lambert's "Famous in a Small Town."  WATCH!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #1: The Josh Merritt Band [Video]

The auditions are in the books and the playing field is set!  And the 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is going to feature 12 of the best acts our annual talent search has ever attracted.  And we are going to spend this week here at WBKR.com introducing you to the folks who have qualified for the finale event and have earned a crack at $1,000 and the chance to open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Our very first audition this season was at Owensboro Music Center and the very first act that qualified for the finals . . . the Josh Merritt Band.  These guys are awesome!

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Battle for the Big O Auditions Begin Saturday at Owensboro Music Center

The Battle for the Big O, the tristate's premiere talent contest is back!  And our first audition is THIS Saturday at Owensboro Music Center.  It's your chance to win $1,000 and open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest on Saturday, August 16th.  Do you have what it takes to stand on the stage and open for country music legends like Hank Williams Jr, The Charlie Daniels Band and more?  If so, we invite you to join us for our open-call auditions.  Here's the full list of dates and our complete set of rules.

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Battle for the Big O Audition Dates Announced

The Battle for the Big O, the tristate's premiere talent contest is back!  It's your chance to win $1,000 and open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest on Saturday, August 16th.  Do you have what it takes to stand on the stage and open for country music legends like Hank Williams Jr, The Charlie Daniels Band and more?  If so, then check out these audition dates and the official rules for the contest!  The Battle for the Big O is presented by Henderson Chevy Buick GMC.  Cross that money-saving bridge!

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Daviess County High School Student Hayley Beth Releases “Big Town” [Video]

We first discovered Hayley Beth last summer when she auditioned at Trunnell's Farm Market our Battle for The Big O contest.  Since that time, she has continued singing and performing.  She's, of course, singing country music.  She's getting her musical theatre on as well.  In fact, she's performing this weekend in Shrek: The Musical at Daviess County High School.  And she recently shared a video for a new song "Big Town."  Check it out!

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Another WBKR Battle for The Big O Finalist Goes Deep on American Idol [Video]

In 2013, two former Battle for The Big O finalists made it deep into American Idol.  Owensboro's Jenny Beth Willis was one of the show's Top 20 girls.  And Paul Jolley, who was a finalist in our competition two years ago, made it all the way to the Idol Top 10 and spent the summer on tour with his fellow finalists.  This season, yet another contestant with ties to our annual talent competition is poised to make a run deep in the show.  Check out Brandy Neelly, who last year joined our auditions at Towne Square Mall and power-belted her way into the finals.

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Dakota Cummins and ModGrass Place 3rd in Battle for The Big O [Video]

For the second year in a row, Dakota Cummins & ModGrass were in the hunt for the Battle for The Big O title!  And, like they did last year, the Dongola, Illinois-based group brought bluegrass to Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and won over the crowd and judges.  WATCH!!

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Kyle Whitaker Band Places 2nd at Battle for The Big O Finale [Video]

The Kyle Whitaker Band needed a wild card to get into the finals of The Battle for The Big O, but Saturday night they showed up ready to win the whole thing.  And they nearly did.  Check out their awesome performance of Randy Houser's "How Country Feels!"

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Blackford Creek Wins The Battle for The Big O [Video]

And this is one of the songs that helped them clinch victory!  Check out Blackford Creek in action in the finals of the 2013 Battle for The Big O presented by Henderson Chevy Buick GMC and CBS 44.  This is an original song that they opened their competition set with.  The crowd and our Battle judges LOVED it!  We think you will too . . .

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