When cowboys ranged Detroit radio — Happy Hank

Happy Hank, aka Marc Williams 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.

Jimmy Williams: Blue Water Drifter, Part 3

Part 3 of a biography of Southeast Michigan's country-western radio and stage personality Jimmy Williams.

Jimmy Williams: Blue Water Drifter, Part 2

Jimmy Williams was one of Michigan’s best-known country artists of the 20th century, promoting stars of Nashville on radio and in person during the 1960s.

Jimmy Williams: Blue Water Drifter, Part 1

Jimmy Williams One of the earliest modern country music entertainers born in Michigan, Jimmy Williams navigated a six-decade career in music.

Classic rockabilly meets classic rock at WCSX radio

Jimmy Kirkland WCSX Classic Rock radio Doc of Rock Doug Podell posted an interview with Craig Maki about early Detroit rockabilly. Craig posted a short list of his favorite recordings.

Tennessee Valley Boy: Jack Luker

Along with Luke Kelly, Forest Rye, and Arlee Barber, Jack Luker had a reputation during the 1940s for leading one of the most popular country-western bands 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.