September 8, 2002 - San Jose, CA -
Hillbilly-Music.com, the site dedicated to the history of hillbilly music,
its people and music is pleased to note that it was featured in the just
released 30th Anniversary issue of Country Music magazine.
The appearance marks a milestone in the growth of Hillbilly-Music.com in
its goal to become the premier site devoted to the history of
hillbilly music and the paths it took to become what later became
called country music.
Over the months, many contacts were established that have enabled Hillbilly-Music.com
to add to the depth of its coverage. Fans of the music have responded in a positive
and encouraging way with their emails, letters and continued return to the site. Many
tell of spending an hour or even more learning or remembering many of the people, disc
jockeys and shows of the eras.
Hillbilly-Music.com owes a debt of gratitude to the many artists and families
who have worked with us to document their careers and memories. Without their
efforts and achievements in creating the history, this site would not exist.
In fact, it is what they accomplished and the legacy that they have provided
that inspired this effort.
The site is updated on a continual basis and is featuring artists, groups, disc jockeys and
the various Barn Dance, Jamboree or Opry-type programs. With over 4,000 artists, groups and disc jockeys listed,
the site has a depth second to none. It relies and uses an extensive, cataloged and
indexed collection as well as the contributions and recollections of the artists,
their families, authors and fans.
Dave Sichak, owner of Hillbilly-Music.com stated, "I had a vision of what I thought would
work and what fans might enjoy. The continued record-breaking number of visitors we continue to
see each month tells me we're doing something right. Every week, fans tell us they
like what they find and many want to know where they can find the music and enjoy more of it.
Many tell us it is on their favorites or bookmarked list - an indication they will return."
From its beginnings, Hillbilly-Music.com aimed to first build the content
and credibility and try not to be just another music site concentrating
on the top artists and groups only. Hillbilly-Music.com strives to
document the era of music from its early documented roots to the near mid-1960s
when various changes in the industry had its impact, such as television and rock
and roll. The site covers early hillbilly music and follows its history
as it evolved into country and western, folk and today, country music. It
includes coverage of other areas such as blue grass, western, cowboy,
western swing, Hawaiian and gospel that arose during the eras covered.
The people. The music. The history.