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Megyn Kelly, Jordan Smith, Alabama Shakes top Barnstable Brown guests

Moderator Megyn Kelly talks during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Moderator Megyn Kelly talks during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. AP

The Barnstable Brown Gala traditionally features a gathering of old celebrity friends such as Kid Rock, Joey Fatone, Travis Tritt, Taylor Dayne and many more who have helped make the annual event one of the staples of the Kentucky Derby schedule.

But each year also features newcomers whose stars are rising, and this year is no different. Topping the guest list this year are Megyn Kelly, the Fox News anchor whose sparring with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has put her in the spotlight this primary season; Harlan County native Jordan Smith, who won The Voice in an astonishing run last fall and has just released his first album; and Alabama Shakes, the Grammy Award-winning act out of its namesake state that will be headlining Louisville’s Forecastle Festival in July.

An interesting pair of guests will be model Elin Nordgren, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, a champion alpine ski racer who was Woods girlfriend, up until last year.

Natural competitors in play will include University of Kentucky basketball stars Tyler Ulis, Alex Poythress, Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere and University of Louisville standouts Trey Lewis and Damion Lee.

Here’s the complete guest list, provided by the Barnstable Brown Gala:

  • Kid Rock
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Kate Upton
  • Megyn Kelly
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Lindsey Vonn
  • Boyz II Men
  • Jon Voight
  • Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory)
  • Stephen Amell
  • Taylor Kinney
  • Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank) and Kym Johnson (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Brian McKnight
  • Richie Sambora and Orianthi
  • Elin Nordgren
  • Jordan Smith (Winner of The Voice)
  • Terri Clark
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Travis Tritt
  • Gretchen Wilson
  • Liam McIntyre
  • Gayle King
  • Clay Walker
  • Mary Wilson
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Bode Miller
  • Joey Fatone
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Sean Payton (Head Coach of New Orleans Saints)
  • Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings QB, formerly of University of Louisville)
  • Star Jones
  • Ray J
  • Randall Cobb (Green Bay Packers, formerly of University of Kentucky)
  • Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers)
  • Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Carson Kressley
  • University of Kentucky Basketball Stars:
  • Tyler Ulis
  • Alex Poythress
  • Jamal Murray
  • Skal Labissiere
  • University of Louisville Basketball Stars:
  • Trey Lewis
  • Damion Lee
  • D'Angelo Russell (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Terrence Jones (Houston Rockets)
  • Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jay Williams (ESPN, former Duke and NBA basketball player)
  • Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers, formerly of University of Kentucky)
  • Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns, formerly of University of Kentucky) and his father, retired NBA player Melvin Booker
  • Crystal Taliefero (Billy Joel Band Member)
  • Charissa Thompson (EXTRA)
  • Russ Smith (Memphis Grizzles, formerly of University of Louisville)
  • Luke Hancock (University of Louisville basketball)
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