If you're a fan of American Idol you have a whole new reason to tune in and cheer. There's a man from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma who's a contestant. He wowed the judges and earned a "Golden Ticket."


His name is Tanner Charles and last Sunday night he performed an original song called "Golden Eyes" and dedicated it to his girlfriend. Needless to say, all three judges were impressed by his performance.

Hit play to watch Broken Arrow Oklahoma's own Tanner Charles on American Idol

It's great to see an Oklahoman compete on American Idol and who knows he could end up winning it all. It's time for another Okie to win! Remember Carrie Underwood, she won season 4 of Idol and is still going strong.


Not only did she win American Idol back in 2005 she's the most successful winner of all time. Maybe we'll see yet another amazing music career develop as Tanner Charles makes his way through to the finals.

Watch the video below to see Tanner Charles earn his "Golden Ticket" to Hollywood, CA.

While I may not watch American Idol regularly, you can bet I'll be tuned in from here on to see how he does. He definitely has the talent, not to mention the songwriting abilities to continue advancing in the competition.


Tune in and cheer him on! American Idol airs Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. CST on ABC. I know it's early into the contest and auditions are still being held, but it's exciting to see someone from Oklahoma on the show.

25 hilarious Oklahoma personalized tags DENIED by the DMV

A great way to personalize your vehicle is with a custom license plate. There are some pretty creative and funny tags running around the Sooner State. Some are easy to get, others will have you scratching your head trying to figure it out what it says. Personalized plates are very popular and we're seeing more of them on the road every day. However, there are some rules and restrictions when it comes to what you can and can't put on your plate. If it's considered obscene, vulgar, demeaning, or includes any mention of drugs, alcohol, or illegal activities it will be DENIED. Check out the photo gallery below of some of the most hilarious tags that were rejected by the Oklahoma Department of Motor Vehicles. WARNING: some of these could be considered offensive so if you're easily offended proceed with caution. You have been officially warned.

Check out Oklahoma's Top 10 Irish pubs

Oklahoma is home to some of the very best and most famous Irish Pubs to be found anywhere in the U.S. While you might not think of the Sooner State when it comes to Irish pubs, you'd be surprised. Most major cities in Oklahoma have an Irish Pub of some kind, so you're never too far away from one no matter where you're at. These places are perfect anytime, any day, but on Saint Patrick's Day it's even better. Enjoy some of the very best food and drink to be had anywhere and celebrate St. Paddy's at any of these epic Irish pubs.

Top 10 safest towns & cities in Oklahoma

These 10 Oklahoma towns and cities have been ranked and named as the safest in the entire Sooner State. If you're looking for someplace to move, retire or visit and are worried about crime, these are the safest places. They have some of the lowest crime rates in the state, some have the lowest in the Nation according to FBI crime statistics and the most recent survey report from safewise.com. Most of the cities and towns that made the top 10 safest places this year are located in the southwest central portion of the state. One town made it to the very top of the list at #1 for its 4th consecutive year, that's quite an accomplishment!

Oklahoma's Hobbit House is the most unquie & epic Airbnb

It's one of the most unusual and epic Airbnb stays in the Sooner State. The Hobbit House located in Hochatown / Broken Bow, OK. is the perfect place to kick back, relax, unwind and enjoy yourself hobbit style! If you've ever wanted to stay overnight in a hobbit hole/home, here's your chance! Click here to visit the official listing on Airbnb to book a stay. If you're a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien it's an absolute must-experience!

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