The Kentucky sport boat and recreation show is proud to announce live music. Schedule below:
Walker Montgomery is an eighteen year old country singer from Nicholasville, Kentucky. Walker’s love of music comes naturally; he is the son of multi-platinum selling country music star, John Michael Montgomery, and nephew of Eddie Montgomery, of Montgomery Gentry. In addition to his family musical influences, Walker is inspired by a wide variety of musicians ranging from Randy Travis to Frank Sinatra to Luke Bryan. Walker just came out with his first single, “Simple Town”. “Simple Town” pays homage to getting back to where you can be yourself. A place where you can find comfort in what you have always known. “Simple Town” was also written by Walker Montgomery.
Lauren Mink was born, raised, and lives in Winchester, KY. She started singing at the young age of 9 in her local church and from there she continued to pursue her passion of music by opening for nationally known artists such as Billy Currington, Justin Moore, Hunter Hayes, Love & Theft, Dustin Lynch, Tyler Farr, Rodney Atkins, Scotty McCreery, Mark Wills, Daryl Singletary, Danielle Bradbury, Frankie Ballard, & others.
None of these were a match to her stint on Season 11 of American Idol, where she showcased her talent and warmed the hearts of people all over the world. She sang Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Country Strong” as she was featured working with STRIDE, a program for adults with disabilities that Mink is the Director of in Winchester. Not only did she get three yes’ by the celebrity judges, but she gave JLo “goosies” while wooing Steven and Randy. She stunned America by making the Top 300 in Hollywood!
Lauren quickly grew her social media following by the thousands overnight! She has performed all over Kentucky from singing the National Anthem at UK Hoops Game, to opening at the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival and even performed at the 2012 Red, White, Boom at Whitaker Bank Ballpark!
Whether you like Lady Gaga & Pink or Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert, you will be entertained with a lively performance by Mink. While mainly country, she will rock out a Bonnie Raitt and Bon Jovi tune to bring out your inner 80’s. No matter what genre of music you are into, Lauren knows how to satisfy her audience.
Lauren’s Video Links:
Stevie Nicks – Dreams – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=lOB-G5GJR-w
Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q6OaPOo6jM
Miranda Lambert – Baggage Claim – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyNV19LyMz8
KY Afield Episode – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le3Pa3UtZXo&t=33s
Ben has played locally in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky with many bands, ranging in styles from jazz/funk to dance to metal. Around 2000, Ben became a solo act, but still enjoys a duet with Bob Bryant, bass extraordinaire. The duo has had the honor of opening for Tower of Power twice in Kentucky. Outside of Kentucky Ben has performed around North America and in Europe.
Ben has performed with musician greats such as Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, George Duke, Joey DeFrancesco and Phil Keaggy. He has shared the bill with Frank Gambale and Tommy Emmanuel. He has played with Sting’s guitarist, Dominic Miller, in London, England. Ben did some session work with Scotty Anderson for a 9/11 tribute. Ben has also played in tribute shows to Chet Atkins and Les Paul. In July 2003, Ben had the honor of literally handing Les Paul his lifetime achievement award at Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Another particular honor has been meeting one of his guitar heroes, Steve Morse.