90 Years of Detroit Country Music

50 Years of Detroit Country Music Last June marked the 41st anniversary of a Detroit country music fair honoring the 50th anniversary of WEXL radio, Royal Oak.

Detroit country music gets its due

U of M Press begins filling orders, and plans for a book launch party for "Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies" under way.

You can judge this book by its cover

Detroit Country Music book cover Last week, word finally came to us from University of Michigan Press that the book is at the printer's. So here is the cover design!

Casey Clark and the Lazy Ranch Boys souvenir book covers

Casey Clark and Lazy Ranch Boys book, 1953 Here are the covers of three known Casey Clark and the Lazy Ranch Boys books, along with a special bonus: Jimmy Martin's Detroit scrapbook.

James N. Gregory’s “The Southern Diaspora”

"The Southern Diaspora" by James N. Gregory (2005) One of my favorite resources for this project is James N. Gregory's "The Southern Diaspora," published by University of North Carolina Press (2005). If you'd like to dig deep into some of the major changes that transformed American society in the last century, I recommend it.