Detroit Country Music book display - photograph by Craig Maki

2014: Year of Detroit Country Music book

In 2014, reception of the book exceeded our expectations. Thank you!!

Following the publication of “Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies” at the end of 2013, last year was filled with truly golden times. From musical parties at Club Canton and United Sound Systems, to presenting at the International Country Music Conference in Nashville, Tennessee; from hosting programs at the Detroit Historical Museum and local public libraries to appearances at the Henry Ford; from nice reviews in the Detroit News, Metro Times, Hour Detroit, Bluegrass Unlimited, and Vintage Guitar to radio interviews and an appearance on Channel 4 TV, the reception of the book exceeded our expectations.

Thanks to everyone – and we mean EVERYONE – who wrote, called, met us, and paid any kind of attention to this project.

Visit the Press page for links and details on media coverage.


We were sad to hear Jimmy Dickens passed away Jan. 2, at the age of 94.

The man’s charisma, heart, and expression combined into a giant personality who everyone loved. When Keith Cady called Mr. Dickens to follow up a short interview he granted backstage at the “Grand Ole Opry” more than a dozen years ago, Dickens was out mowing his lawn. Mr. Dickens climbed off his tractor just to speak with Keith for as long as he pleased, contributing stories about Casey Clark, Buddy Emmons, and Okie Jones, and talking about his gigs with the Mel Steele band, and WKNX radio in Saginaw.

Our sympathies go out to his family, friends, and fans.

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