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From The Sandbar's Facebook Page
From The Sandbar's Facebook Page
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Battle For The Big O Auditions Begin Friday at The Sandbar

The Battle for the Big O is back!  And our 2012 audition season begins THIS Friday night, June 8th, at The Sandbar on West 9th Street in Owensboro.  We are looking for a music act to open the Big O Music Festival coming up August 18th at Reids Orchard in Owensboro.  One lucky winner is going to pocket $500 and open for Blake Shelton, Tracy Lawrence, Jo Dee Messina, Gloriana, Lo Cash Cowboys, Joanna Smith, and WBKR's very own Jaclyn Graves.  If you think you have the talent to take the stage, keep reading for official Battle For The Big O rules!

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Join WBKR for Lunch Thursday to Benefit Hallie Spinks

Tomorrow is KID'S DAY at Jac's Big O Party in front of the WBKR studios.  The fun gets underway at 9am with inflatables from Incredible Inflatables and there's more.  Eric Winkler will be here cooking up a mess a somethin'!  Actually, he'll be cooking in honor of young Hallie Spinks, a 3-month-old little Rockport girl who was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma.  EVERYONE is invited to stop by and join us for lunch because all proceeds are going to Hallie and her medical care.  Wanna know what's on the menu?

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The Big O Music Fest (Big O Official Facebook page)
The Big O Music Fest (Big O Official Facebook page)
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Battle For The Big O Auditions Announced!

It is back!  The Battle For The Big O presented by Henderson Chevy Buick GMC returns to The Country Station, 92.5 WBKR!  This is YOUR chance to win $500 and open for Blake Shelton, Tracy Lawrence, Jo Dee Messina and others at the 2012 Big O Music Fest at Reid's Orchard, Saturday, August 18th.  We are pleased to announce our first round of audition dates and official rules for the contest.  If you know someone who has the talent to share the stage with some of the biggest names in country music . . . KEEP READING!!

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Have You Heard David Nail’s New Song? [Video]

Last year at The Big O Music Fest, I went on stage to introduce David Nail and, like usual, shrugged off what I was "supposed" to say.  When I intro music acts I don't like to read from label-approved scripts.  That's just way too robotic for my taste.  I much prefer doing it the heart-felt way.  And that's exactly what I did with David.  I said to the crowd that they were about to hear the best male voice in country music.  And that's exactly what David Nail is.  And that voice is on full display in his brand new single, "The Sound of a Million Dreams."  You have to watch this video and hear this song!!

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Jo Dee Messina Joins The Big O! (Photo from Jo Dee's Facebook page)
Jo Dee Messina Joins The Big O! (Photo from Jo Dee's Facebook page)
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Jo Dee Messina Joins 2012 Big O Music Fest

Big news from The Big O Music Festival!  This year's line-up just got even bigger.  Just announced- Jo Dee Messina is coming to Reids Orchard to join the show on Saturday, August 18th.  With Blake Shelton already headlining and Jo Dee taking the stage as well, this year's Big O may be the biggest one yet!  Do you have your tickets yet?

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MUDD RIVER UNION: Backstage at The Big O!

Last Saturday's BIG O MUSIC FEST was awesome and WBKR was proud to have MUDD RIVER UNION open the show!  MUDD RIVER won our big talent contest, The Battle For The Big O, and earned the right to take the stage and kick-off the festival that included Sarah Darling, Steve Holy, David Nail, Jake Owen, Colt Ford, Chris Young and Dierks Bentley!  Jaclyn and I caught up with the Muhlenberg-county-based band backstage to see if they were ready to take the stage!  When we did, we also caught up with Jenny Beth Willis, lead singer of Straight Laced, who wowed the crowd with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem!

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The Big O Music Fest: Sarah Darling Gets Stuffed! [Video]

Saturday at The Big O Music Fest, Jaclyn and I met up with Black River Entertainment recording artist Sarah Darling inside the hospitality tent.  Because of a rain delay, Sarah's set was pushed back about an hour!  So, Sarah

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Jaclyn, Chad's Big O Mouth, and Colt Ford!  (Photo courtesy of Monica the Twitter Gal)
Jaclyn, Chad's Big O Mouth, and Colt Ford! (Photo courtesy of Monica the Twitter Gal)
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The Big O Music Fest Photo Gallery!

The 2011 Big O Music Fest was a BLAST!!  In a recent interview with the Messenger-Inquirer, I said the concert was "hot . . . literally and figuratively!"  Figuratively speaking, last Saturday, when the stars of country were taking the stage at Reid's Orchard, three of them had songs in the week's Top Ten!  Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" was in the 10 spot

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The Big O Stage!
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The Big O Music Fest: Setting The Stage!

Hey, Gang.  I am on location today at Reid's Orchard with a preview of THE BIG O MUSIC FEST, coming up Saturday!  If you have your tickets, you'll see the stage first-hand TOMORROW (sorry about the Chris Young pun!  LOL!) when some of your favorite country artists, including Chris Young and Dierks Bentley, get on it and rock it out!  But I thought I would give you a sneak peak behind the scenes and show you what the stage looks like as it's being built!

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Chris Young is Coming to The Big O Music Fest with a Late Night Stop on the Way

O.K. so the Big O Music Fest is Saturday at Reid's Orchard here in Owensboro and at this point it's basically a tradition. This will be year three and the line-up is huge Dierks Bentley, Colt Ford, Jake Owen, David Nail, Steve Holy, Sarah Darling, and of course Chris Young.

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Thinking of Something to Do This Weekend — Here You Go

THE BATTLE FOR THE BIG O finale! It's THIS SATURDAY at DIAMOND LAKE!! 13 amazing acts will BATTLE it out at the mic for $500 and the right to open THE BIG O MUSIC FEST!! Tickets for the finale are just $9.25 are available NOW at WBKR.com!!

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Battle For The Big O Finalists In The Studio This Week

The Battle For The Big O is Saturday at Diamond Lake's Good Times Theater. And this week on my Midday Show...you can meet the 13 finalists!!

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