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Go Big Blue Country launched in November 2017 as a hobby for Shawn Smith, who is the editor for the website. Little did Smith know the website would quickly gain popularity and become one of the states most popular sources for University of Kentucky news. Smith is a 2017 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in Education and an endorsement in Social Studies. He was born in Middlesboro, KY., where he still currently resides. Smith became a fan of the Wildcats at a young age in 1996. In addition to the website, he created the Go Big Blue Country Podcast that is unlike any other you will find. The first few episodes consisted of UK news, but he then got the idea to interview national media members and former Kentucky Wildcat athletes. The Podcast made its debut in March 2017 and it continues to be one of the most popular things about Go Big Blue Country. In 2018, Smith launched the Go Big Blue Country Football Podcast, along with former UK football players Stephen Johnson and Alex Montgomery. That same year, Go Big Blue Country Radio made its debut and still airs around the state of Kentucky on Thursday nights. You can follow everything Go Big Blue Country on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @gbbcountry, or reach out via email at