| When a hillbilly sings ... what he is singing is the hopes and prayers and dreams of what some call the common people.|
From the book 'Stars of Country Music' - Hank Williams chapter by Roger Williams; Edited by Bill C. Malone and Judith McCulloh; 1975
|Recent News Items:|
Oct 5, 2014
Lois Pierson, Last Surviving Member of Jimmy and Dick, The Novelty Boys
Sep 21, 2014
George Hamilton IV Dies Age 77; Long time Grand Ole Opry Veteran
Aug 29, 2014
Dick Hill, Long time country singer, radio host and country music historian, passes away at 84
Aug 16, 2014
Ed Wallace, 90, Last Surviving Member of Sunshine Boys
Aug 8, 2014
Georgia Mae, The Girl With The White Guitar And Triple Yodel, Dies At 93
Jan 11, 2014
Hillbilly-Music.com - Top Pages Viewed Summary - 2013
|Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call 2013|
while we may have lost their voices, their music, history and memories will live on for us to enjoy.
Remember those who left our earthly stage for Hillbilly Heaven in 2013 ...
|James Renfro (Renfro Brothers)|
|Patricia MacNab (Smile Sisters)|
|Darlene M. Adam (Friendly Hi-Neighbor Girl)|
|Ramblin' Tommy Scott|
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Just because it's history, doesn't mean
we don't find or hear about something new.
Our recent updates include:
Dusty Owens -
tells us about his career in his own words.
Early Michigan & Iowa years
WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
The way you remember it!
Randy Blake -
Over the years we've done this web site, one of the early disc jockeys has always
seemed to generate a fair amount of emails from fans that remember listening to him
over the radio. His real name was Harold Winston but you knew him as Randy Blake,
the longtime host of WJJD's Suppertime Frolics show. DJs such as Mr. Blake helped
promote hillbilly music and continued its growth in popularity as it transifitioned
from live radio shows to spinning records. We hope
his fans will enjoy our attempt to document his career.
Ray Griff -
We have had the pleasure of exchanging emails with Ray Griff, a native
of Canada who lived in Music City for over three decades. His first musical
endeavor was with the hometown Winfield Amateurs. He has had over
850 cuts of his songs by numerous artists as you will find in his biography.
He has been elected to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and Hall of Honour.
Today, you can still hear Ray doing a weekly radio show from Calgary, Canada.
Dick Hill -
We featured Dick several years ago. He has been a long-time supporter of the efforts
of this web site and we have binders of his hand-written letters to us over the years.
He passed away in August 2014. He was a performer, radio host and country music
historian. We mourn his loss. Those of us who make the efforts to document country
music's history and legacy, he will be missed. Country music lost a friend.
Leodie Jackson -
While we have not been able to document his career as much as we would have liked,
we are partial to the steel guitar players who have long played a role in the distinctive
sounds in many country music recordings. Leodie was one of those early steel guitar pioneers.
Born in Oklahoma, he found his way out west and we discovered him in a collection of old
photos. He was on the Los Angeles / Hollywood country music scene for a time.
Myrna Lorrie -
She was a Canadian Country Music Pioneer. Author Linda J. Daniel gives us some insight
into her career. Don Grashey discovered this musical talent and if the name sounds
familiar its because he was the first to record Loretta Lynn. She recorded for labels
such as Abbott, Fabor and RCA Victor and several others. It's our pleasure to feature
someone from our northern neighbor.
Cliff Warren -
The Yodeling Cowboy from Waterbury, Connecticut's musical journey took him to places
far and wide. He appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts show. He appeared in the
movie 'Swing Your Partner'. He found work on radio stations KOAI and KTSA in San Antonio,
Texas in the late 1940s. He met up with Gordon Jenkins while visiting family and friends
back in his hometown who got him a Coral Records recording contract.
Keep clicking around - there's always something new
spopping up on Hillbilly-Music.com.
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