Man your BATTLE stations!!  The BATTLE FOR THE BIG O finale, featuring some of the best talent in the region, is 7pm THIS Saturday at Diamond Lake Campground and Resort!  Who will win $500 and be selected to open THE BIG O MUSIC FEST Saturday, July 30th at Reid's Orchard?   You can be there to watch the drama unfold live!  There are still tickets available for the big BATTLE so get them NOW!!

You are going to be blown away by this showdown!  During the month of June, WBKR radio held a series of open auditions and invited the best talent in the tristate to come out and prepare for BATTLE!  We are looking for someone to open the BIG O MUSIC FEST, coming up July 30th at Reids Orchard in Owensboro!   Our grand champion is going to take the stage and serve as the opening act for Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Colt Ford, Jake Owen, David Nail, Steve Holy and Sarah Darling.  The stage is set!  Let the BATTLE FOR THE BIG O begin!  And, trust me!  You won't want to miss this AWESOME night of entertainment!  Tickets for our finale are on sale NOW!

Last year's BATTLE FOR THE BIG O finale SOLD OUT and we expect the same this year because the talent is off-the-charts good!  We held four live auditions this year and our panel of judges decided to advance thirteen hopefuls to the Diamond Lake event.  They are . . .

Nick Cheek from Fordsville, KY

Josh Merritt from Owensboro, KY

Aly'an (Andrea Warner & Alyson Burke) from Harrodsburg, KY

Ashlie Logsdon from Leitchfield, KY (**also a finalist in 2010)

Jarred Green from Hartford, KY (**also a finalist in 2010)

Rachel Johnson from Franklin, TN 

Lauren Payne from Owensboro, KY

Amanda Barnett from Rockport, IN

Insulated from Owensboro, KY (**also a finalist in 2010)

Mudd River Union from Belton, KY

Brad Lemmons from Fort Branch, IN

Paul Jolley from Palmersville, TN


Karissa Stepter from Nashville, TN

For a sneak peak at the talent we've rounded up this year, tune into Jaclyn's midday show all week long!  She'll be visited by all thirteen finalists and each will perform live on the air! 

Tickets for THE BATTLE FOR THE BIG O finale are just $9.25 and are on sale here at and at Diamond Lake.  Tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION and only 749 seats are available.  If you want to see some great entertainment and cheer on your favorite, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!  The finale starts at 7pm CST, Saturday, July 23rd.  It's hosted by yours truly (Chad Benefield) and will feature special appearances by WBKR midday gal Jaclyn Graves and Kizzy!  Plus, we have a panel of judges who critique our finalists after each performance.  There's music, comedy, excitement and, best of all, DRAMA!!  The BATTLE FOR THE BIG O finale will be thrilling!

And, don't forget . . . you'll be able to catch our grand champion in concert at THE BIG O MUSIC FEST on July 30th!  Tickets for that show are still available at!

 THE BATTLE FOR THE BIG O is presented proudly by Henderson Chevy Buick GMC and The Country Station, 92.5 WBKR!