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What Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2023 Announced
When January 1, 2024
Where Modesto, CA
Released January 1, 2024

Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2023 Announced

Modesto, CA — January 1, 2024 — In keeping with a bit of the old time publications that liked to announce the top singers, instrumentalists and bands of a given year, here is our annual version. These lists are based on the number of visitors to a given page indicated in the category.

We appreciate the efforts of fans to salute their favorites in these annual summaries, but we are aware of the attempts to raise the 'scores'.

We look forward in 2024 to continue to document those who have been a part of hillbilly music's storied history. Our work on this site is far from done. That's why we always tell fans - come back every now and then, you never know who may have stopped by and helped us tell their story.

Hillbilly-Music.com is now in its 24th year!

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Attn: Dave
P.O. Box 576245
Modesto, CA 95357-6245

Top Male Artist Pages Visited 2023
1Jimmie Rodgers Snow
2Mervin J. Shiner
3Ernest Tubb
4Dusty Owens
5Hawkshaw Hawkins
6Morris (Sleepy) Marlin
7Lew Childre
8Chester Smith
9Roy Acuff
10Jimmie Osborne
11Big Slim The Lone Cowboy
12Texas Bill Strength
13Stoney Edwards
14Glenn Adams
15Shorty Long
16Rem Wall
17Woody Wooddell
18Shorty Fincher
19Charlie Moore
20Olaf Sveen
21Doc Williams
22Red Belcher
23Bill Haley
24George Riddle
25Vernon Dalhart
26Lennie Aleshire
27McDonald Craig
28Jesse Rogers
29Shot Jackson
30Eddie Dean
Top Female Artist Pages Visited 2023
1Rita Faye
2Dorothy Shay (Park Avenue Hillbilly)
3Goldie Hill
4Janet McBride
5Rita Robbins
6Karen Wheeler
7Norma Jean
8Pat Boyd
9Texas Jean Valli
10Mary Ann Johnson
11Beryl Harrell
12Melba Montgomery
13Mimi Roman
14Wanda Jackson
15Molly Bee
16Ruby Falls
17Sally Foster
18Myrna Lorrie
19Betsy Gay
20Wanda Saylor
21Mickey (Cousin Mickey) Pennington
22Kathy Dee
23Abbie Neal
24Glenna Strickland
25Norma Lee
26Roni Stoneman
29Linda Parker
27Dianne Leigh
28Donna Darlene
30Linda Brannon
30Sunshine Ruby

Top Group Pages Visited 2023
1Sleepy Hollow Gang
2Georgia Crackers
3Rice Brothers Gang
4Rangers Quartet
5Korn Kobblers
6Prairie Ramblers
7Williams Brothers Quartet
8Cumberland Ridge Runners
9Masters Family
10Down Homers
11Cap, Andy and Flip
12Amburgey Sisters
13Smith Brothers
14Colwell Brothers
15Cedar Hill Square Dancers
16Sneed Family
17Stoneman Family
18Hoosier Hot Shots
19Maple City Four
20Johnson High School Orchestra
21Johnson Sisters
22Dixie Playboys
23Sagebrush Serenaders
24Circle 6 Ranch Boys
25Drifting Pioneers
26Hershal Brown's Washboard Band
27Garland Brothers & Grinstead
28Radio Rangers
28Cope Brothers
29Roane County Ramblers
30Rainbow Valley Gang

Top Duo Pages Visited 2023
1Chisholm Brothers
2Hickory Sisters
3DeZurik Sisters
4Lulu Belle & Scotty
5Mac and Bob
6Pie Plant Pete & Bashful Harmonica Joe
7Virginia Boys (Doc and Carl)
8Lonnie and Lottie
9Milo Twins
10Mel and Stan, The Kentucky Twins
11Oklahoma Sweethearts
12Jerry and Sky
13Beaver Valley Sweethearts
14Kessinger Brothers
15Mayse Brothers
16Acorn Sisters
17Uncle Jack and Mary Lou
18Pell Brothers
19Flannery Sisters
20Kit and Kay
21Davis Twins
22Blue Sky Boys
23Jacoby Brothers
24Mitchell Sisters
25Collins Kids
26Tony and Juanita
27Farmer Boys
28Lilly Brothers
29Walker Sisters
30Goins Brothers

Top Disc Jockey Pages Visited 2023
1Carl (The Squeakin' Deacon) Moore
2Smilin' Eddie Hill
3Don Owens
4Don Larkin
5John Lair
6Randy Blake
7George Menard
8Rosalie Allen
9Billy Starr
10Tommy Sutton
11Tracy Pitcox
12Porky Charbonneau
13Woody Wooddell
14Joe Hoppel
15Ken Berryhill
16Dick Anderson
17Roy Stingley
18Bob Jennings
19Johnny Hicks
20T. Tommy Cutrer
21Cliffie Stone
22Hugh Cherry
23Paul Simpkins
24Charlie Douglas
25Uncle Len Ellis
26Don Chapman
27George C. Biggar
28Ralph Emery
29Joe Allison
30Smokey Smith

Top Program Pages Visited 2023
1WSM Grand Ole Opry
2Lee Mace's Ozark Opry
3WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance
4Town Hall Party
5WWVA Jamboree
6Dream Ranch Jamboree
7Hometown Jamboree
8WLW Midwestern Hayride
9KFH Barn Dance Frolic
10KWKH Louisiana Hayride
11WSB Barn Dance
12KRLD Big D Jamboree
13WLS National Barn Dance
14CHML Main Street Jamboree
15Possum Holler Opry
16WTTV Hayloft Frolic
17Hoffman Hayride (KGO-TV)
18Renfro Valley Barn Dance
19KSTP Sunset Valley Barn Dance
20WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
21KCUL Cowtown Hoedown
22WCOP Hayloft Jamboree
23KMA Country School
24WMMN Sagebrush Roundup
25KMBC Brush Creek Follies
26WDVA Virginia Barn Dance
27WGY Radio Ranch
28Houston HOmetown Jamboree
29California Hayride
30WGRC Hilltop Jamboree
Top Book Pages Visited 2023
1Many Tears Ago - The Life and Times of Jenny Lou Carson (Jerry Langley and Arnold Rogers (2005))
2Country Music Message (Jimmie N. Rodgers (1983))
3Eight Miles North ... One Mile East of Wroxton - The Smilin' Johnnie Story (Smilin' Johnnie with Eleanor Dahl (2006))
4Mr. Songman - The Slim Whitman Story (Kenneth L. Gibble (1982))
5Folk Songs of North America (Alan Lomax (1960))
6A Satisfied Mind - The Country Music Life of Porter Wagoner (Steve Eng (1992))
7Lefty Frizzell: The Honky-Tonk Life of Country Music's Greatest Singer (Daniel Cooper (1995))
8These Shoes Are Killing Me (Duke of Paducah (Whitey Ford)(1947))
9David Stone in Sunset Valley — The Story of the KSTP Barn Dance (John Douglas (2007))
10Not Just A Sound — The Story of WLW (Dick Perry (1971))
11Bluegrass - From the Lonesome Wail Of A mountain Love Song to the to the Hammering Drive of the Scruggs-style Banjo - the Story of an American Musical Tradition (Bob Artis (1975))
12From The Bottom Up — The Stonewall Jackson Story (Billy Henson (Compiled & Edited By) (1991))
13Among My Klediments (June Carter Cash (1979))
14Grand Ole Opry — The Complete Story Of A Great American Institution and its Stars (Chet Hagan (1989))
15Still In Love With You — The Story of Hank & Audrey Williams(Lycrecia Williams and Dale Vinicur (1989))
16One Armed Banjo Player — Early Years Of Country Music With Emory Martin (Linda Lou Martin (1991))
17Jimmie Rodgers — The Life And Times Of America's Blue Yodeler (Nolan Porterfield (1979))
18Tommy Hunter — My Story (Tommy Hunter with Liane Heller (1985))
19Rambling Blues — The Life And Songs Of Charlie Poole (Kinney Rorrer (1982))
20Nashville Music City USA (John Lomax III (1985))
21With Fiddle and Well-Rosined Bow
Old-Time Fiddling in Alabama (Joyce H. Cauthen (1989))
22Buddy Starcher Biography (Robert H. Cagle (1986))
23Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hites (Joel Whitburn (1996))
24Hank Snow Story (Jack Owenbey and Bob Burris (1994))
25Roy Acuff's Musical Collection At Opryland (Douglas B. Green and George Gruhn (1982))
26Classic Country — Legends of Country Music (Charles K. Wolfe (2001))
27Stand By Your Man — An Autobiography (Tammy Wynette with Joan Dew (1979))
28Spins and Needles — The Bill Mack Story (Bill Mack (1971))
29String Bands In The North Carolina Piedmont (Bob Carlin (2004))
30It's A Long Way From Chester County (Eddy Arnold (1969))
Top News Pages Visited 2023
139th Annual International Country Music Conference Offers Virtual Attendance Option
2Gordon Edwards Burns, known as Country Boy Eddie, dies at 92
3Nashville to name street after "Harmonica Wizard" Opry founder DeFord Bailey
4Obituary: Alvadean Coker
5Country-TV Singing Star Stan Hitchcock Passes; Co-Founder of CMT
6Joe Bussard, the collector who preserved early American recordings, has died at 86
7Opry Crooner Ray Pillow Passes
8Obituary: Ivan M. Tribe, Author
9Wanda Gann Rambo, Opry, Country Singer Who Appeared On Louisiana Hayride, Blue Bonnet Barn Dance, Passed Away at 77
10Bartow Henry, Star of WSB Crossroads Follies
11Charley Pride Statue Added To Ryman Auditorium's Icon Walk
12Obituary: Claude Gray (The Tall Texan) Jr.
13Country Music Hall Of FameĀ® And Museum Reissues Definitive Biography On Deford Bailey
14'Queen of the House' singer Jody Miller dead at 80
15Obituary: Betty Johnson Gray - Last Surviving Member of Johnson Family Singers
16Nashville Sound Creator Anita Kerr Passes
17Nashville A-Team Guitarist Ray Edenton Passes
18Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Great Balls of Fire' singer, dead at 87
19Joy McKean, Australian Country Music Trailblazer, Dies at 93
20Loretta Lynn, country music icon, dead at 90
21Obituary: Don Workman, WRVA Singer
22Beloved cowboy singer Don Edwards dies at 83
23Bluegrass Great Jesse McReynolds Passes Away
24Hillbilly-Music.com In the Spotlight in Country Music Magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue
25Obituary: Retired Col. Lt. Col Thomas Eugene Bearden
26Top Pages Visited on Hillbilly-Music.com in 2022 Announced
27Bluegrass Superstar Bobby Osborne Dies At Age 91
28Mack Magaha, 'Dancing Fiddle Man,' dies
29Big John Trimble, Country DJ Hall of Famer, Host of All Night Trucker Show Dead at 84
30Sunshine Ruby, Star of the KRLD Big D Jamboree, Passes Away at 82
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