Author: Kelley Burton

Sawyer Brown is an American country music band founded in 1981 in Apopka, Florida, by five members of country pop singer Don King's road band, first choosing the name Savanna before switching to Sawyer Brown, also the name of a road near where they practiced....

Occupying a space between straight-laced folk and the spacy Americana of Sturgill Simpson, Ian Noe arrived during the twilight of the 2010s, delivering the Dave Cobb-produced debut album Between the Country in 2019. The album was the culmination of a decade of writing and gigging in his native Appalachia, hard work...

Rye Davis is a modern day troubadour from Pig, Ky.  Performing over 150 shows a year both as a headliner and supporting act. In that time he has opened for names like Ward Davis, The Steel Woods, Chris Knight, Brent Cobb, Sunny Sweeney, Whitey Morgan, and  Bucky Covington. He has been an invited performer...

Recently formed bluegrass band Wolfpen Branch bridges the gap between 4 successful Kentucky bands (The Wooks, The 23 String Band, Newtown, and Relic) Over the past decade Chris Shouse and Arthur Hancock have carried the modern music of Kentucky through the 23 String Band and...

The Cincinnati-based ensemble Buffalo Wabs (as in ‘mobs’) and the Price Hill Hustle can be best described as ‘American’-- from the mountains to Music Row, blues-gospel to traditional country, the Hustle combines parts of the American-born genre catalogue to create an energetic experience every single...

Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance. Hogslop has shared stages with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Lukas...

Chick-A-Lympics is a FREE 4-H event for kids ages 5-7 hosted by the Laurel County 4-H Poultry Club at the World Chicken Festival. It’s a chance for kids to play games and win prizes ages 4-7 years old. Games include an egg hunt, chicken scratch in...

A reality cooking competition is being served up at the World Chicken Festival! Somerset Community College Culinary Arts Program presents the Culinary Chicken Cook-off Challenge at the Stage of Stars! Three lucky contestants will be selected to have 45 minutes to prepare a chicken dish with...

Do you often get asked if you are sisters? If so, this Mother/Daughter Look A Like Contest is for you. A panel of judges will rank the contestants. Criteria coming soon. Division 1 will be for Mothers with Daughters 17 years and younger. Division 2 will...

If you have a white suit, black glasses and a bucket of chicken you might be the next contestant. The Colonel Harland Sanders Look-a-Like contest will be turning heads this year celebrating The World Chicken Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4eqMiOL4ok  ...

Celebrate the World Chicken Festival at The Hot Wing Eating Contest! This contest has been a long tradition at the World Chicken Festival. Who will be crowned champion this year? Do you dare to take the heat? Contestants are limited to the first 20 contestants ages...

Peggy Inks has been opening up the World Chicken Festival on Thursday evening for years debuting each year "I Ain't No Spring Chicken".  Peggy started singing Gospel with her two sisters as the Cooper sisters, Her sisters got married and moved around and Peggy began...