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Uncle Jimmy Thompson

"Just give me something to remember you by...
A scribbled note; a bit of verse; a faded flow'r...
Some little keepsake of a friendship true,
that I May cherish up against some lonely hour."
  From Opening quotation of a Renfro Valley Keepsake

Recent News Items:
Aug 8, 2015 Patsy Stoneman, country music royalty, dead at 90
Aug 5, 2015 Buddy Emmons, innovator on pedal steel guitar, dies at 78
Aug 4, 2015 Legendary producer Billy Sherrill dies
Jul 31, 2015 Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dead at 67
Jun 12, 2015 Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown dies aged 81 after battle with lung cancer
Jan 11, 2014 Hillbilly-Music.com - Top Pages Viewed Summary - 2013

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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.

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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

TCMRadio.com
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 Fever
WRFR-FM (93.3) 12pm - 3pm (EST)
Dane Winslow Rockland, ME
The Pickin' Parlor
WUNH-FM (91.3 FM) 8am - 10am (EST)
Scott Donnelly Durham, NH
Bluegrass
WOUB-FM (91.3 FM) 1pm - 4:30pm (CST)
Deanna Tribe and others Athens, OH
Gospel - On Traditional Country Music Radio
TCM Radio () 24/7 (EST)
Dusty Owens On the web
Traditional Country Music
TIAC Radio () 24/7 (EST)
Richard White On the Web
Bluegrass Ramble
WCNY-FM (91.3 FM) 9pm - 12am (EST)
Bill Knowlton Syracuse, NY
Barren River Breakdown
WKYU-FM (88.9 FM) 12pm - 2pm (CST)
Ericka Brady and Mark Hayes Bowling Green, KY
Red Rooster Party
WHUS-FM (91.7 FM) 2pm - 4pm (EST)
Jim and Marti Storrs, CT
B-Bob's Hillbilly & Western Jamboree
WRVK (1460 AM) 8pm - 1am (EST)
B. Bob Blanshard Renfro Valley, KY
Cupertino Barn Dance
KKUP (91.5 FM) 9pm - 12am (PST)
Stompin' Steve Hathaway Cupertino, CA
Bluegrass Cafe
WHUS-FM (91.7 FM) 4pm - 7pm (EST)
Amy & Jim Storrs, CT