The writers of Car City Country present a top 20 list of country-western records made by Detroit artists between the 1930s and 1960s.
U of M Press begins filling orders, and plans for a book launch party for "Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies" under way.
An appreciation of Detroit C&W artist Swanee Caldwell, who sang in Detroit clubs through five decades.
It's been 65 years since Little Jimmy Dickens made his debut on the WSM Grand Ole Opry barn dance. While living in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1947-48, Dickens was invited by Roy Acuff, the King of the Hillbillies, to join the show.
From 1948 to 1970, singer Jimmy Franklin made great western swing, country and rockabilly records in Detroit, before disappearing suddenly from the scene. Here is part one of two, wherein Franklin established himself among the best C&W entertainers of his day.
This Saturday, March 23, 2013, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, spotlights Paul Franklin in part of its ongoing series called Nashville Cats.
Handbills, circulars, or fliers have been around for a long time. Here we survey several rare examples of handbills advertising Detroit-based country music entertainers from the 1930s to 1950s.