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What Hillbilly-Music.com Reaches 3,000,000 Web Page Milestone; The Lists for 2006
When February 10, 2007
Where Modesto, CA
Released February 10, 2007

Hillbilly-Music.com Raises the Bar for Number of Visitors and Pages Viewed

Top Pages Visited in 2006 Announced

Dusty Owens, DeZurik Sisters, Tommy Sutton, KWKH Lousiana Hayride Top the Lists for 2006

Modesto, CA — Hillbilly-Music.com announced today that fans continue their determination to enjoy the traditional form of country music that began decades ago as hillbilly music.

The site continues to grow in both content and fan interest. In 2006, the site reached the 3,000,000 web page view mark later in the year. This was after reaching the 2,000,000 web page view milestone earlier in the year. As fast as the site adds new content each month, the fans discover them and more.

The year of 2006 saw Hillbilly-Music.com continue its growth. The number of unique visitors to the web site continued its steady upward trend. In 2006, Hillbilly-Music.com saw an increase of over 120% in the number of unique visitors to the site compared to activity 2005. This is on top of the nearly 50% increase seen in 2005 over 2004!

We repeat what we said last year: the Hillbilly-Music.com web site has no demographics - we think the music crosses all generations and is there for all to enjoy - the people, their music and the history. Its our slogan, but in one sense its our focus as well.

We salute the disc jockeys on the air and on the web who mention our site, who find our site and let us know of their shows. We will continue to let fans know about those disc jockeys and shows who are playing the classical country music.

We would also like to express our appreciation to the journalists, authors and country music historians who help us when we make inquiries or provide us with information. It is a pleasure to work with such like-minded people who are unselfish in their assistance and sharing of knowledge and insight. Some of have been with us from the start when we created this vision for the site and stuck with us as it grew and evolved. Recalling the segment of an old television show, we offer you a heartfelt 'salute!' and thanks.

Hillbilly-Music.com is continues to gain exposure and recognition in other areas as well. In 2006, the web site continues to be a source for authors and journalists, being cited or providing information for books, magazine and newspaper articles as well as web based publications. Some include the Doc Williams autobiography; a feature article on the DeZurik Sisters in Oxford Magazine. In the works are a couple of other books due for publication in 2007. The site enjoys another niche - sellers on eBay find the website and use the knowledge on the web site to better market the items related to the artists of a bygone era. (We receive no commission when they do so.) Radio station KRLD in the Dallas-Fort Worth area featured our writeup of their legendary Big 'D' Jamboree radio show on their web site as part of their 80th Anniversary celebration.

In closing, we wish to salute those who made the history that we try and document on the web site. Many of the writeups the fans see on the web site are based on interviews and correspondence with the artists themselves. We also thank the families of the artists who graciously provide us with material and information about their relatives. We like to think of the web site as a friendly general store or your own family kitchen. You just never know who is going to stop by for a spell and tell you their part in the history of what we affectionately and respectfully call, hillbilly music.

The People.
The Music.
The History

P.O. Box 576245
Modesto, CA 95357-6245

Hillbilly-Music.com's Round-Up for 2006
Top Artist Pages Visited 2006

Dusty Owens
Carl Smith
Tommy Riddle
Uncle Bob Hardy
Ernest Tubb
Randy Atcher
Roy Acuff
Chuck Mayfield
Curley Lawrence
Gene LaVerne
Martha Carson
Stoney Edwards
Texas Bill Strength
Vernon Dalhart
Jerry Byrd
Texas Jim Robertson
Balin' Wire Bob Strack
Hawkshaw hawkins
Patsy Montana
Jean Shepard
Hank Williams

Top Groups Pages Visited 2006

DeZurik Sisters
Cedar Hill Square Dancers
Pell Brothers
Miccolis Sisters
Amburgey Sisters
The Westerners
Lonnie and Lottie
Hank and Hiram
Soflin Sisters
Johnson Sisters
Akins Birmingham Band
Ray and Kay, the Banjo Kids
Rhythm Riders
Korn Kobblers
Blue Sky Boys
Leake County Revelers
Prairie Ramblers
Broncho Busters
Carter Family
Sons of the Pioneers
Cackle Sisters

Top Disc Jockey Pages Visited 2006

Tommy Sutton
Carl (Squeakin' Deacon) Moore
Ken Berryhill
Charlie Douglas
Don Larkin
Bill Mack
Rosalie Allen
Biff Collie
Ralph Emery
Randy Blake
T. Tommy Cutrer
Johnny Hicks
Cottonseed Clark
Paul Simpkins
George D. Hay
Lee Moore
George Menard
Sunshine Sue
Grant Turner
Joe Rumore

Top Program Pages Visited 2006

KWKH Louisiana Hayride
WLW Midwestern Hayride
WWVA Original Jamboree
WLS National Barn Dance
WSM Grand Ole Opry
WMMN Sagebrush Roundup
Lee Mace's Ozark Opry
KSTP Sunset Valley Barn Dance
Hometown Jamboree
Renfro Valley Barn Dance
WSB Barn Dance
CHML Main Street Jamboree
Town Hall Party
WCHS Old Farm Hour
WNAX Missouri Valley Barn Dance
KWTO Ozark Jubilee
WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance
KRLD Big D Jamboree
WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
WCOP Hayloft Jamboree

Top News / Releases Pages Visited 2006

  • 38 Bluegrass and Family Bands to be Featured at 29th Old Time Music Festival...
  • Hillbilly-Music.com Salutes the Fans for Milestones Reached in 2005
  • Site In The Spotlight in Country Music Magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue
  • Mrs. Hazel Cole
  • Fans Make Their Voices Known for Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Country Legend Billy Walker Dies in Car Crash
  • Court Rules on Owners of Hank Williams Sr. Performances on 'Mother's Best Flour' Shows
  • August/September Events To Support Our Troops!
  • Steel Guitarist Hal Rugg Dies
  • New Englanders Among National Honorees Inducted Into Mid-West Hall of Fame
  • Singing Cowboy Randy Atcher Dies
  • Bonnie Owens, Singer Married to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Dies at 76
  • Wallace Varner, 78, Musician
  • Charley Pride and Wife Rozene Aiding Hurrican Katrina Victims
  • Cy Coben - Hit Songs Spanned Genres
  • Hometown Jamborees at Los Rios Rancho
  • 60th Anniversary Show at Indian Ranch
  • Naomi (Crawford) Keller, Former Star of Shady Valley Gang
  • Craven Country Jamboree and Canadian Country Music Association Bring Country Music...
  • Obituary: Abbie NEAL aka Esther McKinnon
  • Top Library Pages Visited 2006

  • Grand Ole Opry
  • A Century of Country Music
  • Bus Fare to Kentucky...
  • Sing a Sad Song - Life of Hank Williams
  • Coal Miner's Daughter
  • Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory
  • A History and Encyclopedia of Country...
  • Among My Klediments
  • One-Armed Banjo Player - The EArly Years of Country Music With Emory Martin
  • Country Music - The Encyclopedia
  • Inside Music City USA
  • David Stone in Sunset Valley - The Story of the KSTP Sunset Valley Barn Dance
  • Archie Campbell - An Autobigraphy
  • Songs of the Cowboy
  • Best Jokes Minnie Pearl Ever Told
  • Roy Acuff, The Smoky Mountain Boy
  • Still In Love With You - The Story of Hank & Audrey Williams
  • Conway Twitty Story - An Authorize Biography
  • In Close Harmony - The Story of the Louvin Brothers
  • Bill Monroe Reader
  • Hillbilly Heaven Roll Call 2006

    Time is no friend and continues its steady march and the familiar names leave the stages here for audiences in hillbilly heaven. But their music, history and memories will live on for us to enjoy. Remembering those who left us in 2006...

    Naomi Crawford (1921 - 2006)
    Charles K. Wolfe (1944 - 2006)
    Tex Cherry (1920 - 2006)
    Edwin Duhon (1910 - 2006)
    Cindy Walker (1918 - 2006)
    Buck Owens (1929 - 2006)
    Penny Jay (1927 - 2006)
    Hurshul Clothier (1921 - 2006)
    Gordon Terry (1931 - 2006)
    Emory Martin (1916 - 2006)
    Bonnie Owens (1932 - 2006)
    Virgil Cox (1925 - 2006)
    Billy Walker (1928 - 2006)
    Milt Dickey (1920 - 2006)
    Helen Stewart (1926 - 2006)
    Cliff Carl (1922 - 2006)
    Cy Coben (1919 - 2006)
    Mack Rains (1926 - 2006)
    Gene Bradley (1930 - 2006)
    Jack Day (1916 - 2006)
    Ray Barnard (1933 - 2006)
    Betty Lou Lobb (1933 - 2006)
    Johnny Duncan (1938 - 2006)
    Curt Gibson (1926 - 2006)
    Earl Heywood (1917 - 2006)
    Eddie Spradley (1934 - 2006)
    Josh Graves (1925 - 2006)
    Freddy Fender (1937 - 2006)
    Ed Bullard (1927 - 2006)
    Tillman Franks (1920 - 2006)
    Jennie Baker (? - 2006)
    Walt Riddle (1932 - 2006)
    Joe Ridings (1939 - 2006)
    Marijohn Wilkin (1920 - 2006)

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