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Local Singer Kennedy McCollam Wins Kentucky Opry Singing Contest [Video]

This girl is incredible.  12-year-old Owensboro singer Kennedy McCollam recently competed in a talent competition at the Kentucky Opry.  And she slayed the competition and snagged the People's Choice award with her powerful rendition of "How Great Thou Art."  Check this out!

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Skylar Cain Wows Crowd at WBKR’s Denim & Diamond’s for St. Jude [Video]

This week here at WBKR, we are gearing up for our 2013 St. Jude Radiothon presented by Poole's Pharmacy Care.  We officially kicked off our St. Jude season with Denim and Diamonds on February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  A handful of local musicians and bands joined us for that event and we raised nearly $4000 in a single night!  There was a huge collection of talent on the stage, but we all agree that one singer stole the hearts of everyone in the theatre.  Check out Skylar Cain and her AMAZING rendition of "Blue Moon of Kentucky!"

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Official Tour Photo
Official Tour Photo
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Little Big Town Coming to The Victory Theatre in Evansville

They just won a Grammy for Best Country Performance Duo/Group.  Thank you, "Pontoon."  And, now, Little Big Town is bringing their golden harmonies to The Victory Theatre in Evansville.  As someone who has seen them in concert multiple times, I can tell you . . . they sound AMAZING live!  Here at WBKR.com, we have all the scoop on the show and how you can buy and win tickets!

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Local Stars Come Out for St. Jude Radiothon’s Celebrity Phone Bank

Our 10th annual WBKR St. Jude Radiothon presented by Poole's Pharmacy Care is coming up Thursday and Friday, February 21st and 22nd.  And, again, we have many local celebrities and musicians joining us to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.  This year's line-up is our biggest and best yet and we are THRILLED so many folks are sharing their voices, music and talents to help us in our efforts.  Check out the full schedule of entertainment!

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(Image from Basher Bogue's official Facebook page)
(Image from Basher Bogue's official Facebook page)
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“Denim and Diamonds” St. Jude Concert Fundraiser Photos

Denim and Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is 7pm, Friday, February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  And this year's line-up in sensational.

If you are at the event, join in the fun by hashtaging your instagram photos with ##DDOwensboro and we'll get 'em up on our website too!

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(Image from Basher Bogue's official Facebook page)
(Image from Basher Bogue's official Facebook page)
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“Denim and Diamonds” This Friday Night! [Video]

You do NOT want to miss it.  Denim and Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is 7pm, Friday, February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  And this year's line-up in sensational.  Check it out and get your tickets NOW!

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Chad & Jac Meet Show Dog Universal’s Joel Crouse in Memphis [Video]

Each year, when we head down to Memphis for our annual St. Jude Country Cares conference, we meet up with young, up-and-coming country stars.  And this year was no exception.  As our annual casino night was wrapping up, Jaclyn and I met Show Dog Universal recording artist, Joel Crouse.  Joel has some Kentucky ties . . . in fact, his brother and sister both attended college in Louisville.  But it's little brother who's ready to make his radio debut with a song called "If You Want Some."  Check it out!

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(Image from Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design)
(Image from Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design)
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Get Your “Denim and Diamonds” Tickets NOW!

It's a just a couple of weeks away and, trust us, you do NOT want to miss it.  Denim and Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is 7pm, Friday, February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  And this year's line-up in sensational.  Check it out and get your tickets NOW!

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Owensboro Girl Wins “Stand Up & Sing” Contest in Nashville [Video]

This is really cool and this little gal is REALLY good!  12-year-old Kennedy McCollam of Owensboro recently competed in the Stand Up & Sing competition at Belcourt Taps in Nashville.  And she won!  She took first place in the Grand Finals by belting out an Etta James classic.  Take a listen and watch as Kennedy wows the crowd with her rendition of "I'd Rather Go Blind!" 

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(Image by Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design)
(Image by Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design)
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“Denim and Diamonds” Tickets Available NOW!

It's back!  Denim and Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is 7pm, Friday, February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  And this year's line-up in sensational.  Check it out and get your tickets NOW!

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Owensboro Girl Covers Lulu and The Lampshades from “Pitch Perfect” [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are very familiar with Jennifer Rudd.  She is a local teenager, who also happens to be one of our St. Jude patients you hear from each year on our annual radiothon.  We have gotten to know Jennifer over the last couple of years, but we had NO idea she could do this!  The recent movie Pitch Perfect featured a "cup" song called "You're Gonna Miss Me" and it has become quite the sensation on YouTube.  It seems teenage girls everywhere have been learning it and performing it.  Jennifer is right there with them.  CHECK THIS OUT!  It's pretty unbelievable.

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(Image from St. Jude Official Contest page)
(Image from St. Jude Official Contest page)
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Wanna Win a Harley-Davidson??

Yep!  We figured.  Well, here's how you can do it.  Our friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have teamed with Four Rivers Harley-Davidson in Paducah to raffle off this 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC (valued at $12,999).  Tickets are just $20 a piece and

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