Johnny Clem and them

Johnny Clem With his pianos, then keyboard, Johnny Clem kept the instrument prominent in Detroit country-western and rock'n'roll bands during the 1950s through the dawn of the 21st century.

Undecided Heart: Ralph Davis, Part One

After leading bands in Detroit, Ralph Davis made his dream come true at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Jimmy Lee Williams: You Ain’t No Good For Me

Jimmy Lee Williams The time when bluegrass and gospel picker Jimmy Lee Williams cut rock'n'roll records in Detroit.

Jack North reminisces about WEXL radio

Special guest blog by former WEXL disk jockey Jack North about his days working for the No. 1 country station in Detroit 1966-70.

Gibson stack and United Sound Systems

Gibson smokestack Two Michigan sites with strong ties to the country-western music of Detroit made news during the last few weeks ...

2014: Year of Detroit Country Music book

In 2014, reception of the book exceeded our expectations. Thank you!!

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.