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People appreciate the sincerity of hillbilly music and find comfort in its down to earth, homey appeal.
  Tommy Sutton, Disc Jockey in Dayton, Ohio in 1950s; from Hoedown Magazine article.

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

In 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 ...

Patti Page
Shorty Holloway
Rex Trailer
Eddie Burns
John Penny
Tony Douglas
James Renfro (Renfro Brothers)
Gary Robichaud
Patricia MacNab (Smile Sisters)
Nellie Brown
Peggy Clark
Claude King
Sammy Masters
Jack Greene
Hardrock Gunter
Gordon Stoker
George Jones
Tom Tall
Slim Whitman
Ruth Johnson
Darlene M. Adam (Friendly Hi-Neighbor Girl)
Joey Gills
Tompall Glaser
Marvin Rainwater
Ramblin' Tommy Scott
Cal Smith
Johnnie White
Leon Ashley
Jimmy Collie
Ray Price
Johnny Sibert

Read More About The History


Yes, Hillbilly Music. You may perhaps wonder why. You may even snicker. But trust us, soon your feet will start tappin' and before you know it, you'll be comin' back for more...Hillbilly Music.

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It's about the people, the music, the history.

What's New at

Just because it's history, doesn't mean we don't find or hear about something new. Our recent updates include:

Dusty Owens - Dusty Owens Dusty tells us about his career in his own words.
Early Michigan & Iowa years
WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic

Country Music
The way you remember it!

Randy Blake 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 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 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 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.

Embert Mishler 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 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.

Today: On the Air & Over The Web

The country music you like to hear is always just a click away every day. Just click on one of the show titles to visit their site. Give a listen. Kick back and enjoy the music. And send them a note of 'thanks' too while you're at it!

South by Southwest
WMPG (90.9 FM / 104.1 FM) 8:30am - 10:30am (EST)
Lincoln Pierce Portland, ME
Wagons Ho
CIHS-FM (93.5 FM) 7am - 9am (MST)
Tony Greengrass Wetaskiwin, AB Canada
Honky Tonks and Heartaches
WDVR-FM (89.7 FM) 9am - 12pm (EST)
Tom Wardle Sergeantsville, NJ
Traditional Country Music Radio
TCM Radio () 24/7 (EST)
Dusty Owens On the web