LOUISVILLE, Ky. —What a wonderful evening with Stevie Wonder and Deanna Southerling at KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY. Deanna presented a special engraved Louisville Slugger to Mr. Wonder. The bat branding with the Louisville Slugger oval logo, the KFC Yum! Center logo, and Stevie Wonder – Song in the Key of Life Tour, was both in braille and English.
Louisville Slugger and the KFC Yum! Center partner up to give music legend Stevie Wonder what they believe to be the first ever braille baseball bat.
The braille baseball bat will be given to Wonder when he performs his ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ tour at the KFC Yum! Center Friday, March 27.
The staff at Louisville’s American Printing House for the Blind created the special braille file used in the laser-engraver at the Louisville Slugger’s bat factory.
The bat will be a maple finish with orange-and-white accents to mirror the colors of Wonder’s hit album “Songs in the Key of Life.”
It will also have the typical Louisville Slugger branding on the side, the famous oval logo, the KFC Yum! Center logo, Wonder’s full name and his Louisville tour information, both in braille and English.
The company has made replicas of the Stevie Wonder braille bats that are now on display at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
Shawn Randolph “Randy” Houser is an American country music artist. Signed to Universal South Records in 2008, he charted the single “Anything Goes”. Randy Houser was born in Lake, Mississippi. His father, a professional musician as well, performed at various local venues. Houser fronted his own band by age ten, and while attending East Central Community College in Decanter Mississippi, he formed a band called 10 lb. Biscuit..
It was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard country singles chart and the title track to his debut album of the same name, which also produced his first Top 10 hit, “Boots On”.
With a killer smile-Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan is an American country singer-songwriter. Luke Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. After signing with Capitol Records in Nashville TN in 2007 with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, he released the album “I’ll Stay Me” which included the singles “All My Friends Say”, “We Rode in Trucks”, and “Country Man”. The follow-up album Doin My Thing, included “Do I”, which Bryan co-wrote with Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, and the #1 singles “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby”.
A soulful evening with Kim Owens, professionally known as KEM, is a R&B and Sole singer, songwriter, and producer. He was raised in Detroit MI. After finishing high school, KEM dealt with homeless, addiction and isolation from his family.
He did not overcome these issues until he turned to spirituality and music, as he has said, “My career didn’t take off until I connected with my spirituality. That’s why I take time on stage and on the album to administer spirituality to people. That’s one of the things that I am most proud of.” KEM is also very well received by older listeners of R&B/Soul for his classy sound and not incorporating elements of Hip-hop music.
He was later signed by Motown Rcords in November 2001, who re-released the album on February 25, 2003, and sold more than 500,000 copies nationwide. The album’s first single, “Love Calls,” became a hit at urban adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio, and USA Today pegged it early on as a “Motown classic.” His debut went gold-plus.
OH is he cute! He has the best smile ever! Kenneth Eric Church known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capital Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio albums for that label. His debut album, 2006’s “Sinners Like Me” produced four singles on the Bilboard country charts including the Top 20 hits “How About You”, “Two Pink Lines”, and “Guys Like Me”.
Charles Kent “Charlie” Wilson (born January 29, 1953), also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocal ist for the The Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been nominated for nine Grammy awards and three NAACP Image Awards, received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and was a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005. In 2009, he was named Billboard magazine’s No. 1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song “ There Goes My Baby”
The Black Keys is an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach-guitar vocals, and Patrick Carney-drums. The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements and self-producing their records, before they eventually emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during a second wave of the genre’s revival in the 2010s. The band’s raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach’s blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Johnson.