‘Hamtramck Mama’ celebrates diamond anniversary

Leslie and George York Seventy-five years ago, the York Bros cut "Hamtramck Mama" and sparked a country music recording industry in Detroit.

I Smiled At Her: Previously unknown Forest Rye record

Forest Rye Fans of longtime Detroit resident and country music bandleader Forest Rye are smiling at the thought of recordings they hadn't heard before.

Flint teacher propelled steel players’ careers from Detroit to Nashville

Russ Waters Steel guitar players from Michigan owe a debt to Russell B. Waters, instructor at the Flint Honolulu Conservatory of Music and Dance during 1930s to 1950s.

Thanks for a great 2013!

Al Allen and Della Redbird Check out our new page of press and media coverage, including interviews, radio and TV segments.

Detroit Country Music book signing salutes Chief Redbird, Al Allen

Dec. 13 Detroit Country Music book signing in Detroit pays tribute to guitarist Al Allen and bandleader Chief Redbird.

United Sound Systems: Universal origins?

Did Detroit's Universal Recording Studios evolve into the legendary United Sound Systems?

Don’t you know Swanee Caldwell

Swanee Caldwell at mike An appreciation of Detroit C&W artist Swanee Caldwell, who sang in Detroit clubs through five decades.