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The Broadway Cast of The Color Purple Honors Prince [Video]

There are going to be a lot of tributes to Prince in the next couple of weeks.  But they're going to have a hard time topping this one.  Last night in New York City, the cast of the revival of The Color Purple, led by Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo, absolutely belted the holy heck out of "Purple Rain."  This will give you chills from head to toe.

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Remembering Prince- His Five Greatest Songs

I was a HUGE Prince fan.  Seriously.  In the mid 80's, I went to a flea market at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville and I bought a poster of Prince that was shellacked onto a piece of wood.  It was horrendous, but I loved it.  Because I loved Prince.  And I, like the rest of the world, is mourning the loss of this brilliant musician today.  For my taste, Prince has given us some of the best songs in the history of pop/rock.

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Paul Marotta/Rob Kim/Rick Diamond/Getty Images
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Billy Currington and 38 Special Headline Big O Music Fest [Lineup]

Billy Currington and 38 Special will be taking the stage as the Party of the Year returns to Reid's Orchard in Owensboro on Saturday, August 13th.  Here's the official lineup for the 2016 Big O Music Festival!

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Whitney Merritt Performs It Ain’t Easy at WBKR [Video]

We are so proud of our former intern, Whitney Merritt!  After leaving WBKR, Whitney went down to Nashville to attend Belmont and has been working hard toward her dream of writing and singing country music.  And, earlier this month, all of Whitney's hard work paid off.  She released her very first CD!  And, to celebrate, she visited our studio here at WBKR to share a live performance of the title track of that CD, It Ain't Easy!  Check it out.

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Karen Davis-Duncan
Karen Davis-Duncan
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Adorable Three-Year-Old Girl Sings Jolene by Dolly Parton [Video]

Country music already has one RaeLynn.  But it's just gotten another.  Meet Raelyn Dee Duncan from Owensboro.  This little spunky three-year-old already loves country music.  And she's swinging her purse, shaking that head and  belting out her own version of "Jolene" by Dolly Parton.  This is adorable!

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Evansville Courier & Press via Billy Bolin
Evansville Courier & Press via Billy Bolin
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Evansville Teen Gets “Personal Concert” From Garth Brooks

I've seen a lot of great pictures from the Garth Brooks concerts from his recent 4-show run in Louisville, but I'd have to say that Mickey Phernetton had the best seat in the house. Mickey, a 19 year old from Evansville, got a very special performance from "her hero" during sound check before his Friday shows.

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Kenny King/Dream Copy Photography
Kenny King/Dream Copy Photography
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Big O Music Fest 2016 Date Set; Lineup To Be Announced Soon

The date for The Big O Music Fest is now officially set.  And the lineup will be announced VERY soon!

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macpoetry via YouTube
macpoetry via YouTube
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Owensboro Girl Competes for a Chance to Sing in Off Broadway Show [Video]

Kennedy McCollam had a very busy March.  In addition to being crowned the champion of Theatre Workshop's Owensboro's Got Talent contest, she entered a contest that gives her the chance to sing in an Off Broadway show in New York City.  And YOU can help make that dream come true for her!  All you have to do is vote.

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Photo by Marilyn Lauterbach
Photo by Marilyn Lauterbach
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Former WBKR Intern Whitney Merritt Releases CD

We are so proud of our former intern, Whitney Merritt!  After leaving WBKR, Whitney went down to Nashville to attend Belmont and has been working hard toward her dream of writing and singing country music.  And, earlier this month, all of Whitney's hard work paid off.  She released her very first CD!

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Claire Bowen Speaks About Partners In Hope [VIDEO]

Claire Bowen of ABC's Nashville was a guest speaker at this year's Country Cares event in Memphis and talked about being a survivor of childhood cancer and the importance of St. Jude.

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