One Man, Two Lives: A WVVA Special Report - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

One Man, Two Lives: A WVVA Special Report

Posted:

OAK HILL (WVVA) -- A state trooper by day and a country star by night, First Sergeant Greg Duckworth of the WV State Police and country band Taylor Made, says in order to manage both lives, he cannot let them cross paths.

"Keeping those two things separate are important to me because that's the day job and the band, but at the same note, it hasn't changed who I am at my core.  I'm still a trooper and a musician, and it's all working together," says Duckworth.

By the sounds of it, he's right.  Duckworth's group Taylor Made (with sister, Wendy, and brother, Brian) has had singles in the 40s on both the Billboard charts and Music Row.  Plus, they just accepted Music Row's "Independent Artist of the Year" award in Nashville February 26.

"We're so flattered that people across the country are listening to our music, and they're calling their radio stations and they're requesting it," says Duckworth. 

Still the question remains, how can Duckworth have passion and attention two very different careers?

"That's the challenge some days, and probably the help of family, helps me keep those things straight.  And then you know, troopers are pretty hard core, and if I've gotten my hair dyed, they're going to call me out," says Duckworth.

No matter what is next for Greg, Wendy and Brian, they say when they play together; it's all about the music, a dream they've been chasing for years. 

"Where it has gotten us to today, where it has gone in the last six or seven years is just the top of what we've been dreaming of for years, so no there's never been a moment where I've thought, no it ain't worth it.  It's always been worth it," says Brian.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley...More >>
  • Two people are dead following a fatal car crash in McDowell County

    Two people are dead following a fatal car crash in McDowell County

    MAYBEURY (WVVA)- According to Trooper J.C. Mann with the WV State Police, Welch Detachment two people died in a car accident around 4:00 A.M.on Sunday.It happened in Maybeury, McDowell Co.Trooper Mann says three people were in a 2009 Cadillac CTS driving on Powerhouse Road off of Route 52. The driver, Raheem Bons and one passenger, Lauren Perdue were both found dead on the scene. A second passenger, Markese London sustained minor injuries. He was taken to BRMC and has since been released. Tro...More >>
    MAYBEURY (WVVA)- According to Trooper J.C. Mann with the WV State Police, Welch Detachment two people died in a car accident around 4:00 A.M.on Sunday.It happened in Maybeury, McDowell Co.Trooper Mann says three people were in a 2009 Cadillac CTS driving on Powerhouse Road off of Route 52. The driver, Raheem Bons and one passenger, Lauren Perdue were both found dead on the scene. A second passenger, Markese London sustained minor injuries. He was taken to BRMC and has since been released. Tro...More >>
  • Three Teens are Missing in Fayette County

    Three Teens are Missing in Fayette County

    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA)-Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for three missing teenagers. According to Fayette Co. 911 dispatch the kids went missing in the early afternoon on Sunday. They were last seen on Cunard Rd. between Fayetteville and Oakhill. If you have any information on their whereabouts you are asked to call Fayette County Emergency Services.More >>
    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA)-Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for three missing teenagers. According to Fayette Co. 911 dispatch the kids went missing in the early afternoon on Sunday. They were last seen on Cunard Rd. between Fayetteville and Oakhill. If you have any information on their whereabouts you are asked to call Fayette County Emergency Services.More >>
  • Glen White Man Charged with First Degree Murder

    Glen White Man Charged with First Degree Murder

    GLEN WHITE (WVVA)- Joe Collins, 67 of Glen White, WV is facing a felony murder charge after Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies say he shot and killed a man.According to the criminal complaint it happened early on Sunday morning.The victim is Larry Totten. The complaint continues to state that Totten demanded Collins leave his home on Glenview Rd. in Glen White.Collins left the home, got the gun and then shot Totten. He is being held in Southern Regional Jail.More >>
    GLEN WHITE (WVVA)- Joe Collins, 67 of Glen White, WV is facing a felony murder charge after Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies say he shot and killed a man.According to the criminal complaint it happened early on Sunday morning.The victim is Larry Totten. The complaint continues to state that Totten demanded Collins leave his home on Glenview Rd. in Glen White.Collins left the home, got the gun and then shot Totten. He is being held in Southern Regional Jail.More >>
  • Highway dedicated to fallen soldier

    Highway dedicated to fallen soldier

    HINTON, WV (WVVA) -On October 23, 1983 more than 200 American soldiers lost their lives in a bombing in Beirut, Lebanon."A terrorist drove a truck laden with 20,000 pounds of propane gas which killed 220 marines, 18 sailors, and 3 army soldiers...More >>
    HINTON, WV (WVVA) -On October 23, 1983 more than 200 American soldiers lost their lives in a bombing in Beirut, Lebanon."A terrorist drove a truck laden with 20,000 pounds of propane gas which killed 220 marines, 18 sailors, and 3 army soldiers...More >>
  • Deputies looking for two men for crimes in two counties

    Deputies looking for two men for crimes in two counties

    (WVVA) - Robert Goff, 30, of Meadow Bridge is accused of multiple crimes including stealing a truck, breaking and entering and fleeing law enforcement within Greenbrier and Summers Counties.Deputies say he had help. They're looking for Alexander Riley, 20, and Phillip Riley, 27 -- they say the men started a crime spree early this morning...And were caught on camera at J-Rods auto repair shop in Hilldale, WV.We got an image of a person walking to the store, they seen the camera, turned and wal...More >>
    (WVVA) - Robert Goff, 30, of Meadow Bridge is accused of multiple crimes including stealing a truck, breaking and entering and fleeing law enforcement within Greenbrier and Summers Counties.Deputies say he had help. They're looking for Alexander Riley, 20, and Phillip Riley, 27 -- they say the men started a crime spree early this morning...And were caught on camera at J-Rods auto repair shop in Hilldale, WV.We got an image of a person walking to the store, they seen the camera, turned and wal...More >>
  • UPDATE: Virginia State Police have located missing senior

    UPDATE: Virginia State Police have located missing senior

    FREDERICK CO. (WVVA)- The Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert on behalf of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.According to a press release, Frederick Sheriff's Deputies are searching for Sandra Lee Starr, 72. Starr was last seen on August 29, 2014 at Hilltop House Assisted Living Center in Frederick County. She is said to be 5'4", weighing 100 lbs, with blue eyes and gray hair.The press release states, "The missing senior suffers from a cognitive impairment and the disappearan...More >>
    FREDERICK CO. (WVVA)- The Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert on behalf of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.According to a press release, Frederick Sheriff's Deputies are searching for Sandra Lee Starr, 72. Starr was last seen on August 29, 2014 at Hilltop House Assisted Living Center in Frederick County. She is said to be 5'4", weighing 100 lbs, with blue eyes and gray hair.The press release states, "The missing senior suffers from a cognitive impairment and the disappearan...More >>
  • Suicide Prevention Walk Scheduled for This Week

    Suicide Prevention Walk Scheduled for This Week

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The 5th annual Out of the Darkness Walk is scheduled for September 6, 2014 in Bluefield, WV. Out of the Darkness is an organization that devotes their time to suicide prevention, awareness and education.It is free to register. Registration will be on the day of the event from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be entertainment until the walk begins at 6:30 p.m.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The 5th annual Out of the Darkness Walk is scheduled for September 6, 2014 in Bluefield, WV. Out of the Darkness is an organization that devotes their time to suicide prevention, awareness and education.It is free to register. Registration will be on the day of the event from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be entertainment until the walk begins at 6:30 p.m.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.