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Ricky Skaggs Headlining ROMP Tonight! Here’s Jac’s Interview With Him [VIDEO]

ROMP Fest 2014 is well underway and I had the pleasure to recently interview Friday's headliner, Bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs. He and the Kentucky Thunder will be on the main stage at Yellow Creek Park Friday night! I've interviewed dozens of artists, but none have been as gracious and humble as Mr. Skaggs was. We chatted about his amazing career, today's country and more.

Here's some of our interview, I hope you take a listen!

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JG
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ROMP 2014 Cooks Up Some Fine Music And Tasty Food! [PHOTOS]

I think it's safe to say by now that we all know how much I love food, right? Well, leave it up to me to be blown away by the amazingness of the food at ROMP Fest 2014, ha! Of course the music is awesome. But, I bet you had no clue how huge of a selection of food ROMP has to offer.

Well, take a look at some of this year's food options for you, while you're enjoying some of the best music around this weekend at ROMP. You'll see some local favorites, some organic options and a place that puts anything and everything on a biscuit! Mmmm....

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images Entertainment
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Old Crow Medicine Show Returning To ROMP, Releasing New Music [VIDEO]

You recall I showed you all those ticket stubs the other day; well, I didn't have the one from when I went to the 2007 Master Musician's Festival in Somerset. It was at that show I saw Old Crow Medicine Show live for the first time. The newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame will be returning to ROMP at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro this Saturday night.

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KET, Les Leverett
KET, Les Leverett
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“Powerful: Bill Monroe Remembered” to Premiere Tonight on KET

- by Chris Langdon, International Bluegrass Museum Promotions Director

June is a very busy month for bluegrass music in Owensboro. Down at the International Bluegrass Music Museum we are working hard to make ROMP amazing. We are putting together a party to celebrate not only where bluegrass music has been, but where it is going. However, it is the roots that keep us strong. The roots are why we are here.

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Andrea Behrends
Andrea Behrends
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From Dylan to Darius: The Evolution of “Wagon Wheel” [VIDEOS]

- Chris Langdon, Owensboro Bluegrass Museum

Walk into any Tri-State bar on open mike night and you are sure to hear it, ”Rock me mamma any way you feel…Heeeyyy mamma rock me.” They are lyrics from the now world-famous song “Wagon Wheel,” a song that everyone loves to sing, but not everyone knows the story behind it. It all

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ROMP 12-Hour Ticket Sale Today [Audio]

This is no April Fool's Day joke.  Today, for one day only, ROMP is offering a 12-hour ticket sale that allows you big discounts on VIP tickets and single day tickets.  This morning, Chris Langdon with the International Bluegrass Music Museum stopped by The WBKR Waking Crew to tell you how you can save and enjoy the show!

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YouTube
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Living Legend Merle Haggard Headlines ROMP — Coming to Yellow Creek Park June 27th-29th

June 27th-29th, eastern Daviess County will fill up with the unmistakable and unforgettable sounds of bluegrass, country, folk, American roots, world music and indie rock when ROMP returns to Yellow Creek Park.

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Getty Images\Chris McKay
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Merle Haggard Stars at ROMP

Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard will be the headliner at this years ROMP. The River of Music Party will be June 27-29 at Owensboro's Yellow Creek Park.

The 10th annual event is officially known as ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival.

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Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players Facebook, Erin Van Zant
Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players Facebook, Erin Van Zant
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Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players Kick Off ROMP 2012

Within ten minutes of being at Yellow Creek Park for ROMP, I had made a new friend. (I know, no one's shocked!) Being that it was a little toasty outside, I opted for the tank top/cutoffs/ WBKR hat combo for my remote broadcast.

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Hit Em Up Style: Chad’s “YouTube” Cover of the Week [Video]

About a year ago, I visited The Grand Ole Opry and got to see, for the first time live, the Carolina Chocolate Drops.  They opened their segment of the show with the original "Cornbread and Butter Beans" and they rocked it out.  But then . . . they launched into a song that sounded VERY familiar to me.  Then it hit me!  "That's "Hit 'Em Style" by one-hit R&B wonder Blu Cantrell."  I hadn't heard that song in years . . . and I had NEVER heard it quite like this.  So, this week, because ROMP is just around the corner and the Carolina Chocolate Drops are coming back to Yellow Creek Park for the festival for the second straight year, "Hit 'Em Up Style" is my "Country-Fried" YouTube Cover of the Week.  LISTEN!!  They just hammer this song.  It's funky, fresh and fried like, well, cornbread!

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mandolincafe/Flickr
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ROMP Ready To Roll June 28th-30th [VIDEO]

Owensboro's annual River of Music Party at Yellow Creek Park is now carrying a new subtitle: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival. Presented by the International Bluegrass Music Museum, this year's ROMP is

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YouTube.com
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Taylor Swift Performs Second “The Hunger Games” Song In New Zealand

It's apparent Taylor Swift is going in a bold new direction with her contributions to the upcoming The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond soundtrack. If you heard her collaboration with The Civil Wars, "Safe and Sound" and though, eh, maybe a little too weird, then I think "Eyes Open" will improve your attitude.

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