Keith’s favorite research moments for Detroit Country Music book

Since finding out the research Craig and I compiled was going to be published, the most frequent question I've received from people is, “What was the coolest thing you found in your research?”

The Car City Country Top 20

Billy Gill and Pete Goble The writers of Car City Country present a top 20 list of country-western records made by Detroit artists between the 1930s and 1960s.

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.

We love his style: Johnny Powers

Johnny Powers thumbnail The story of how singer Johnny Powers cut his 1957 signature rockabilly tune "Long Blond Hair" in Detroit.

Don’t you know Swanee Caldwell

Swanee Caldwell at mike An appreciation of Detroit C&W artist Swanee Caldwell, who sang in Detroit clubs through five decades.

Discography: Detroit steel guitarist Chuck Hatfield

Chuck Hatfield Chuck Hatfield played some of the finest steel guitar ever heard, while based in Detroit during the 1950s. Want to hear for yourself? Here is his discography.

Salute to Buddy Emmons in Nashville

Buddy Emmons, 1955 On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville hosts a "concert and conversation" with steel guitarist Buddy Emmons.