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.

So long, Jack Rainwater

Jack Rainwater Last Monday, April 21, Jack Rainwater passed away quietly from a lengthy illness.

Chick Stripling: The buck dancer stops here

Chick Stripling Comedian, old-time fiddle and bass player, and dancer Chick Stripling traveled in and out of Detroit, Michigan, with extended stays, from the late 1940s through the 1960s.

Forest Rye’s trail from Detroit to the ‘Grand Ole Opry’

Country-western bandleader Forest Rye entertained in Detroit nightclubs, and on radio from the 1920s through the 1950s. Rye was the first Detroiter (of many) to perform at the "Grand Ole Opry."