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Ray Wylie Hubbard Talks ‘Outlaws & Legends’, Playing for ‘Letterman’, New Projects + More – Exclusive Interview

Ray Wylie Hubbard is a legendary outlaw country artist, so it's only fitting that the man bring his trademark 'Grit & Groove' style to the 4th annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest. I was honored to have another opportunity to talk with a man who has been a huge influence on music in the Lone Star State and around the country.

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Watch Pete Beretta Make a Trick Pool Shot

Pete Beretta and I recently had to go visit a sponsor of our show. While there we learned that the owner of the store Curtis Robertson, is one of the top 'trick-shot pool pros' in the world. Curtis took the time to teach Pete a few tricks of the trade. Pete nails his first trick shot ever and then announces that he's ready to take on Vegas. Check it out it's pretty cool.

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Dave Meets the Easter Bunny and a Clown Raising Money for a Clyde Teen Injured in a Car Wreck

I hit the streets over the weekend with the intention of meeting people in Abilene and the Big Country. So when I was driving down South Clack and saw the Easter Bunny, a Clown and a BBQ pit at the side of the road (sounds like the start of a bad joke, doesn't it?) I had to stop and investigate.

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Joe Bachman being interviewed during his KEAN visit
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Joe Bachman Sings “Holy Ghost Town” for the First Time Publicly on the Radio

The first time singer/songwriter Joe Bachman heard the song "Holy Ghost Town", he was so moved and knew he had to be the one to record it. When Joe dropped by KEAN with his latest released single "Lookatchu", he also brought his guitarist and keyboard players with him. Joe wanted to play us his song that he'd just recorded. This is the first time Joe has ever performed this song publicly and I promised him I'd to share it with our listeners. Check it out And enjoy.

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Mark Powell's Kids singing Dublin Dr. Pepper song
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Watch Mark Powell’s Kids Steal the Show When They Sing on the Radio to Promote “Outlaws and Legends”

Mark Powell has been coming into KEAN-105 to promote his upcoming "Outlaws and Legends" show here in Abilene. One morning he brought his kids in with him, and the kids stole the show when I asked them if they could sing like their dad. Daddy Mark and Grandpa Powell were both in the studio along with my morning show partner Pete Beretta. Check out this awesome video of Powell's kids (Hayden and Ella) for the first time ever, on the radio. I feel another generation of Powell entertainers coming.

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The All New “Big Country Outdoor and Home Expo” Expands and Moves to the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene

What do you get when you combine the "Big Country Home & Garden Expo" with the "Big Country Boat & Outdoor Sports Show"? The Big Country Home Builders Association's (BCHBA) all new and improved "Big Country Outdoor & Home Expo." This big new event will be Saturday and Sunday, March 29th and 30th at the Taylor County Expo Center.

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Duke the Labradoodle is Abilene’s Most Playful Dog – KEAN Critters

Duke is a 4 year old Labradoodle, that is half Labrador half poodle mix. Duke is a stray whose owners never came to claim him. After a few days, Duke is ready for adoption and is looking forward to his new home and new owners. He is a very playful dog, and will need to be fixed. Please help save Duke the "KEAN Critter" of the week. See him at the Abilene Animal Control Shelterin

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Joe Bachman Vistits the Morning Show and Releases His New Song “Lookatchu”

Joe Bachman does not look like he belongs in a country radio station. In fact, if you'll take count of his tattoos you'll find tattoos of Bob Marley, Bono and John Lennon. So what is this Philadelphia native doing coming to KEAN for a radio interview? Joe Bachman can actually sing country with the best of them. He now makes his second home in Nashville. Check out Joe's newest song.

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The National Wild Turkey Federation Lists Texas in the “Turkey Hunting’s Top Ten States”

If you ask me, it's no surprise that Texas made the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) "Turkey Top Ten States." What did surprise me is that Texas was No.9 on the list. So the numbers don't confuse anyone, the NWTF reported that Texas was number nine on the number of gobblers harvested last year. The NWTF predicts the 2014 forecast for Turkey hunting in Texas looks awesome. Check it out.

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Teacher Lets Fifth Graders Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer in Class

Some parents are saying a teacher at Hyatt Elementary School in Linden, Michigan may have taken "method teaching" a step too far by giving a class of fifth graders non-alcoholic beer as part of a history lesson.

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Abilene Chili’s Restaurants to Donate a Portion of Proceeds to The Noah Project March 20th

One reason why I personally love our little town of Abilene is seeing the help that our community gives. We are truly a very giving community. For example, both Chili's restaurants in Abilene will be helping out the Noah Project by donating their profits this Thursday, March 20th.

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Friends of the Abilene State Park are Hosting Their Annual “Life’s Better Outside” 5K Run April 5th

Friends of the Abilene State Park are hosting a “Life’s Better Outside” 5K run at the Abilene State Park. The run is scheduled for Saturday April 5th with registration beginning at 8:00am and the race starts 9:00am. This promises to be a beautiful and very scenic route. Here's what you'll need to know to register for this fun 5K.

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