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  "Our Creed" from National Hillbilly News Magazine, May 1946

Recent News Items:
May 29, 2016 Johnny Seay, Grammy nominee killed in Central Texas plane crash
Apr 10, 2016 Kitty Withrow, Singer with Rhythm Rascals, Radio Entertainer, 93
Apr 9, 2016 Legendary Calgary 'country gentleman' Ray Griff dies at the age of 75
Apr 6, 2016 Merle Haggard, poet of common man, is dead at 79
Feb 22, 2016 Cliff Warren, 1940s Country and Western Singer Passes at 94
Jan 11, 2014 Hillbilly-Music.com - Top Pages Viewed Summary - 2013

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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 - 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!

1930 - 2015

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!

Hillbilly at Harvard
WHRB-FM (95.3 FM) 9am - 1pm (EST)
Cousin Lynn Joiner Cambridge, MA
Traditional Country Music Radio
TCM Radio () 24/7 (EST)
Dusty Owens On the web
The Wheeling Jamboree
WWVA (1170 AM) 6:30pm (EST)
Wheeling, WV
Good 'n' Country
WFAI-FM (90.3 FM) 3pm - 5pm (CST)
Ken Hippler Minneapolis, MN
Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree
WSM (650 AM) 12am - 1am (CST)
Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree Nashville, TN
Saturday Night Dance Party
CIHS-FM (93.5 FM) 6pm - 9pm (MST)
Tony Greengrass Wetaskiwin, AB Canada
Gospel - On Traditional Country Music Radio
TCM Radio () 24/7 (EST)
Dusty Owens On the web
Request Line
CIHS-FM (93.5 FM) 10am - 12pm (MST)
Tony Greengrass Wetaskiwin, AB Canada
Grand Ole Opry
WSM (650 AM) 7pm - 12am (CST)
Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN
Neglected Country
WRFR-FM (93.3 FM) 5pm - 8pm (EST)
Dane Winslow Rockland, ME
B-Bob's Hillbilly & Western Jamboree
WRVK (1460 AM) 8pm - 1am (EST)
B. Bob Blanshard Renfro Valley, KY
Good 'N Country
KFAI-FM (90.3 FM) 3pm - 5pm (CST)
Ken Hippler Minneapolis, MN
Barren River Breakdown
WKYU-FM (88.9 FM) 12pm - 2pm (CST)
Ericka Brady and Mark Hayes Bowling Green, KY