Welcome to The 615, Billboard.com's Home for Country Music
Welcome to The 615, Billboard.com's Home for Country Music

Hi, everyone! My name's Chuck Dauphin, and for the past two decades, I've been involved in the country music industry as a radio personality, a record promoter, and as a journalist. Long before that, though, I was (gasp!) a fan! You know that kid in school that was studying the charts a little more than he was studying English or Geometry? Yes, that was me!

I started my career at WDKN in Dickson, TN in 1991, and have been involved with radio stations like WNKX / Centerville, TN, WFGZ / Dickson, TN, and nationwide over the Interstate Radio Network. I have always been fascinated with all things country -- from Roy Acuff to Hee Haw to Carrie Underwood.

I'm honored to become the newest part of Billboard's country music family. Join me on The 615 as we take a look at the hottest of the hot in country, occasionally shine the spotlight on someone you haven't heard from in a while… and introduce you to the next Taylor Swifts out there. It's all here.

Welcome to The 615: Covering Country From Music City

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