Contact Us

Billy Dukes

Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as Music Director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C., writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich., and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette, in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006, and wisely married her one year later. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs Daisy and Clementine and their son. In his free time Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling, and exploring nature.
Weston Burt
WestonBurt.com

Weston Burt Says Taste of Country Festival Will Take Him Back to His College Days

Newcomer Weston Burt's debut single 'Lucky Sometimes' has cracked country radio in a big way, especially on Sirius XM's the Highway channel. The uptempo cut finds a new way to say "I love you," and fans enjoy singing it back to him during live shows. They'll get another chance after Willie Nelson performs on opening night of the Taste of Country Music Festival.

Read More

Category: Country Music News
LoCash Cowboys
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

LoCash Cowboys Excited to Show Fans a Different Side of Their Music

If you wait long enough, being pigeonholed isn't a bad thing. That's the message from LoCash Cowboys' Chris Lucas, who readily admits songs like 'Here Comes Summer,' 'C-O-U-N-T-R-Y' and 'Truck Yeah' (written for Tim McGraw) put them in a rowdy, bad boy box that country radio wasn't quite ready for. Now, with groups like Florida Georgia Line having success, he hopes the songs from their own upcoming self-titled album will find some room as well. 

Read More

Hunter Hayes Lady Antebellum
Jason Merritt / Jennifer Graylock, Getty Images

New Videos From Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum Make Big Moves on ToC Countdown

Fans threw support behind new videos from Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum this week, landing each a plum spot on the new Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown. 'I Want Crazy' comes in at No. 6, and 'Goodbye Town' lands at No. 8. Five videos that have been battling for No. 1 continue to duke it out for the top spot. 

Read More

Category: Country Music News
Dustin Lynch
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Dustin Lynch, ‘Wild in Your Smile’ – Song Review

'Wild in Your Smile,' Dustin Lynch's third single from his self-titled debut album, is another vocal showcase for the 28-year-old Tennessee native. The song is a fan favorite, one many liked for the followup to 'She Cranks My Tractor.' As Lynch hashes out a familiar story, his confidence is both reliable and charming.

Read More

Dierks Bentley
Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Dierks Bentley (Feat. Kacey Musgraves), ‘Bourbon in Kentucky’ – Song Review

Dierks Bentley breaks from his longtime producer Brett Beavers to record his new single 'Bourbon in Kentucky.' Sonically, the song is more experimental than anything the Batman and Robin duo put together. Beavers and Bentley's best work shook like a rattlesnake or pierced deep into the veins with a heartbreaking poison capable of inducing painful flashbacks of past relationships. Few have been as successful over the past decade.

Read More

Hunter Hayes
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Hunter Hayes Says ‘Encore’ Is a ‘Second Chance at a First Impression’

Hunter Hayes' debut album has been a success by almost every industry measure. At one point, fans seemed to be scooping it up faster than McDonald's hamburgers. Critics mostly praised the then-20-year-old's songwriting and musicianship, and the three singles helped find him nominated for three Grammys, four ACMs and a dozen or so other honors. But Hayes wasn't quite satisfied, so he's prepared an 'Encore.'

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://981thehawk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 98.1 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 98.1 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!