Last June marked the 41st anniversary of a Detroit country music fair honoring the 50th anniversary of WEXL radio, Royal Oak.
U of M Press begins filling orders, and plans for a book launch party for "Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies" under way.
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!
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.
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.