The Motor City was a hotbed of countrified creativity.

Metro Times cover from Dec. 10, 2013

Reviews and Interviews

“Stateside” Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Detroit Country Music
Craig Maki speaks with host Cynthia Canty about the history of country music in Detroit, as well as documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ new series about country music that premiered on PBS Sept. 15, 2019. Includes music! (11 minutes)
Sept. 10, 2019

“Live In The D” WDIV-TV Channel 4, Detroit, Michigan
Rockabilly’s Roots in Detroit
Host Guy Gordon talked with Johnny Powers and Craig Maki about rockabilly music in 1950s Detroit. Includes the “Uniquely Detroit” segment shot at the legendary United Sound Systems Recording Studios in July, during the Detroit Rockabilly Reunion. (8.5 minutes)
Sept. 2, 2014

Vintage Guitar Magazine
Book review
Rick Allen describes the book as a thoroughly researched depiction of a little-known music scene that influenced entertainers such as Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen and Del Shannon.
June 2014

“Stateside” Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Detroit has a rich country & western music history
Craig Maki visited with radio host Cynthia Canty at Michigan Radio headquarters in Ann Arbor to talk about the book. (9.5 minutes)
May 19, 2014

Hour Detroit Magazine
New & Notable
The book was featured in a lineup of recently published Detroit-centric tomes.
March 2014

“Community Focus” WSDP Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Canton, Michigan, radio
Valerie Sanders interviews Craig Maki (15 minutes)
Feb. 26, 2014

“Living Writers” WCBN Ann Arbor, Michigan, radio
Host T. Hetzel interviews Craig Maki (60 minutes)
Feb. 12, 2014

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
Book review – Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies
“A comprehensive and interesting look at the music that people who moved to Detroit from the South during the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s were making.” – CVS
Feb. 1, 2014

Wayne-Westland Observer
“Authors remember Detroit’s country beat” by LeAnne Rogers
LeAnne Rogers talks at length with Craig Maki and Keith Cady about “Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies,” revealing the original length of the manuscript, as well as how the book is selling.
Jan. 29, 2014

The Detroit News
“Melodic Reads” by Susan Whitall
Susan Whitall presents several books about music that were published in 2013, including “Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies.”
Jan. 8, 2014

Detroit Music Magazine blog
New book documents Detroit’s forgotten country music history
Reporter and blogger P.Y spoke with Craig Maki and Keith Cady
Jan. 8, 2014

“The Craig Fahle Show” WDET Detroit, Michigan, radio
Detroit Cowboys
Craig Maki and Keith Cady visited radio host Craig Fahle during the Metro Times’ weekly segment on his show (15 minutes)
Dec. 10, 2013

Metro Times
‘Detroit Country Music’ Chronicles Bygone Era
The book was featured as the MT cover story, including an interview with Craig Maki.
Dec. 10, 2013

“Current State” WKAR Lansing, Michigan, radio
Detroit’s music heritage: Motown, punk rock and … country?
Craig Maki spoke with producer Emanuele Berry (15 minutes)
Dec. 9, 2013

The Back Room The Book Beat’s blog, Oak Park, Michigan
Best books about Detroit, 2013
“Detroit Country Music” makes this popular independent bookseller’s top 12 list!
Nov. 28, 2013

Metro Times Gift Guide Fox 2 News Detroit, Michigan
The book appeared on a TV segment promoting ideas for holiday gifts.
Nov. 27, 2013

Found Michigan blog
Detroit Twang
Keith Cady and Craig Maki spoke with Emily Bingham.
Nov. 14, 2013

Music Tomes blog
Craig Maki and Keith Cady look at country in Detroit
An online Q&A with Maki and Cady
Oct. 25, 2013

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