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Hunter Hayes and Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Pranks Hunter Hayes With “The Goat”

Remember the goat from Taylor Swift’s “I Know You Were Trouble”? It’s back. Hunter Hayes has been on the road with Carrie Underwood for much of the past year, but he played his last show […]


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The 2014 American Idol Judges Dream Team

Word is out that Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey may all be gone next year. Ratings have been dropping every year, even though they’ve brought in the big celebrities commanding insane […]


Billy Currington on stage at Fun 'N Sun. (Photo: Tim Boone/CBS Tampa)

My 5 Favorite Cover Songs At Fun ‘N Sun

I’m still a newcomer to country music. Fortunately WQYK broadened my musical horizons when they brought me aboard last year and it’s been a fun ride ever since. But it’s also fun when country artists […]


Martina McBride

Martina McBride To Play Rays Summer Concert Series

It’s a little bit of everything for everyone this year at Tropicana Field. The Tampa Bay Rays have announced this year’s lineup for their summer concert series. Kenny Loggins, Martina McBride, the Imagination Movers, Carly […]


Scotty McCreery at the 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival. (Photo: Geno Knight/CBS Tampa)

Rate Scotty McCreery’s New Single “Gotta See You Tonight”

Scotty McCreery has announced the first single from his upcoming album. “Gotta See You Tonight” is his songwriting debut. Take a listen. I think his singing in the first person makes a big difference. The […]


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WQYK ACM Sunday Interviews

Thanks for tuning in to WQYK’s ACM Sunday broadcast from Las Vegas. Dave McKay, Veronica and Steve Austin talked to just about every major star in country music! Chances are you might have missed an […]


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2013 WQYK Fun N’ Sun Toyota Country Concert Lineup Video Preview

Now that the lineup for this year’s big show in Clearwater has been revealed, the countdown is on!  Join 99.5 WQYK for a free day of country music Sunday, April 28 at Coachman Park. This […]


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POLLS: 2013 ACM Awards Nominees

The ACM Awards are coming up Sunday, April 7 live from Las Vegas. It’s country music’s biggest party and we’ll be broadcasting live, talking to your favorite WQYK artists. Be sure to keep an eye […]


Dave McKay, Scotty McCreery & Geno

Scotty McCreery Video Blogs About His Florida Strawberry Festival Visit

We had a blast hanging with American Idol winner Scotty McCreery when he played the 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival. Dave interviewed Scotty just as he got back from a quick visit to Universal Studios. Fans […]


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American Idol’s Phillip Phillips Added To Funshine Music Festival Lineup May 3

The Funshine Music Festival lineup was already pretty amazing. There’s something for everyone. For us country fans, Kix Brooks and Gary Allan will pack ‘em in on Sunday, May 5. But there are dozens of […]



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