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2020 Battle of the Bands Semifinalists Announced


We've narrowed down 23 submissions to the top 9 semi-finalists. Now it's up to your vote!

The top 4 finalists, decided by your votes, will perform in the finals live at Maiden Alley Cinema on March 26th at 7:00 pm, where the audience and a panel of judges will determine the grand-prize winner. 

Listen to the songs below and vote for your favorite song on our Facebook page.

Please keep it fair: only vote for one song and only vote once. Online voters will pick three of the bands, a "judges pick" will choose the fourth band. Voting is open until midnight, Sunday, March 15th. We'll announce the finalists on Sounds Good, Monday, March 16th. 

Save the date: 7 p.m., March 26th at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah. 



Bantha Tracks, "I Don't Wanna Drive" - Murray, KY


Little By Little, "Stop Me" - Murray, KY

band members: Kayla Little, Brent Smith, Sam Blalock, Aaron Moody

The Cuttin' Jessies - "For Us" - Paducah, KY

band members: Steven Phalen, Luke Taylor

Foxes Have Holes - "Holiday Drinking (Got A Little Way) - Paducah, KY

band members: Jacob Boyd, Zaq Kickasola, Nolan Feldner

Year Of October, "Come & Get It" - Nashville, TN

band members: Josh Sullivan, Phlecia Sullivan, James Varner

Zach Ladd, "For Loving You" - Mayfield, KY

band members: Zach Ladd, Josh Sullivan, James Varner

Daniel Neihoff, "Appalachian Cry" - Paducah, KY

band members: Daniel Neihoff

Kentucky Vultures, "Hall Of Fame" - Murray, KY

band members: Matt Rowan, S. Knox Montgomery, Mike Harmon, Tim Johns

The Melungeons, "I'm Never Alone" - Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky

band members: Rhonda James, Will Lambert, Sam Lucas, Mark Donham, Dillon Carver, Miles Simmons, Erik Eicholtz



Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. In November, 2011, Chad was named Station Manager in 2016.
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