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Through the years, much has been written about the genre of music that was known as hillbilly and evolved into folk, western, cowboy and country. During that time, magazines and other publications came about as part of the popularity of the music of the times. Whether some were imitators of other successful publications at the time is for discussion but at least we have these publications to give us more of a first-hand feel of what was being said about the artists, the groups and bands and the shows of that era in American musical history. But we'd still wonder - what would be considered the first hillbilly / country music publication?

Hillbilly Music Publications

Country & Western Jamboree

Country and Western Hit Parade

Country Music Life

Country Music Report

Country Music Reporter

Country Music Review

Country Song Roundup

Country Songs and Stars

Cowboy Music World

Cowboy Songs

Folk and Country Songs

Hillbilly and Cowboy Hit Parade

Hillbilly and Western Hoedown

Hillbilly Western Songs


Jamboree Magazine

KMA Guide

Mountain Broadcast and Prairie Recorder

National Hillbilly News

National Jamboree

On the Trail

Pickin' and Singin' News

Radio Varieties

Rural Radio News

Rustic Rhythm

Song and Picture Barn Dance Magazine

Songmakers Magazine

Steel Guitarist

The Grinder's Switch Gazette

WIBW Round-Up

WLS Stand-By