Happy 100th birthday, Les York of the York Brothers

Leslie York, 1947 Today we mark the centennial birthday of Les York, creator of "Hamtramck Mama," Detroit's first hit C&W record.

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.

Club Canton attracts Detroit country music crowd

Thanks for making the Jan. 19, 2014, Detroit Country Music book event at Club Canton a success.

Detroit Country Music book signing Jan. 19 at legendary Club Canton

Club Canton Jan. 19, 2014, author signing for "Detroit Country Music" book at legendary Club Canton wsg Behind The Times.

Chief Redbird on film

Otto Gray's Oklahoma Cowboys Vintage movie of Otto Gray's Oklahoma Cowboys features Detroit bandleader Chief Redbird as a young man.

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.

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.