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.

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.

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.

You can judge this book by its cover

Detroit Country Music book cover Last week, word finally came to us from University of Michigan Press that the book is at the printer's. So here is the cover design!

Little Jimmy Dickens in Saginaw

Jimmy Dickens in Saginaw, Michiga, ca. 1947. Source: Keith Cady 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.