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.

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.

‘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.

The rhythm of Happy Moore

Happy Moore The music career of Detroit rhythm guitarist Happy Moore, who played jazz and country.