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.

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.

The rhythm of Happy Moore

Happy Moore The music career of Detroit rhythm guitarist Happy Moore, who played jazz and country.

Forest Rye’s trail from Detroit to the ‘Grand Ole Opry’

Country-western bandleader Forest Rye entertained in Detroit nightclubs, and on radio from the 1920s through the 1950s. Rye was the first Detroiter (of many) to perform at the "Grand Ole Opry."