With his pianos, then keyboard, Johnny Clem kept the instrument prominent in Detroit country-western and rock’n’roll bands during the 1950s through the dawn of the 21st century.
Today we mark the centennial birthday of Les York, creator of “Hamtramck Mama,” Detroit’s first hit C&W record.
After playing his first gigs in Detroit, musician and songwriter Ralph Davis moved to the WSM Grand Ole Opry, where he performed for 40 years.
Ralph Davis, Bud Titus, and the sweet country records they cut in 1957.
After leading bands in Detroit, Ralph Davis made his dream come true at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
The time when bluegrass and gospel picker Jimmy Lee Williams cut rock’n’roll records in Detroit.
Biography of Happy Hank (Marc Williams), cowboy singer and host of syndicated radio shows for children during the 1940s, who lived in Detroit for many years.
Special guest blog by former WEXL disk jockey Jack North about his days working for the No. 1 country station in Detroit 1966-70.