Thomas Grady Martin was an American session guitarist in country music and rockabilly. A member of The Nashville A-Team, he played guitar on such as Marty Robbins El Paso, Loretta Lynns Coal Miners Daughter. During a nearly 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnette, Don Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and he is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, March 2015 Grady Martin was born on January 17,1929 in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. He grew up on a farm with his oldest sister, his brothers and Bill, and his parents and Bessey. His mother played the piano and encouraged his musical talent and that same year, he joined Paul Howards Western swing-oriented Arkansas Cotton Pickers as half of Howards twin guitar ensemble with Robert Jabbo Arrington and performed on the Grand Ole Opry. When Howard left, Opry newcomer Little Jimmy Dickens hired several former Cotton Pickers, including Martin and he joined Big Jeff Bess and the Radio Playboys followed by a stint with the Bailes Brothers Band.
By 1950, Martin was a part of the rising Nashville recording scene as a studio guitarist and fiddler, in 1951, he signed with Decca Records with own country-jazz band, Grady Martin and the Slew Foot Five. The band, with Hank Garland, Bob Moore, Tommy Jackson and it was as a session musician starting in the late 1950s that Martin made his greatest mark on country and rockabilly music. As a guitarist with The Nashville A-Team, he provided the guitar on the Marty Robbins hits El Paso and Dont Worry, on Roy Orbisons Oh, Pretty Woman and Lefty Frizzells Saginaw, Michigan. His guitar work was displayed in Johnny Hortons The Battle of New Orleans and Honky Tonk Man. He shaped countless other classics, Brenda Lees Im Sorry and Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Willie Nelsons On the Road Again, Ray Prices For the Good Times and Jeanne Pruetts Satin Sheets. In the early 1970s, Martin played on records by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, worked with Kris Kristofferson. In 1994, deteriorating health forced him to retire, but he produced Nelsons 1995 honky tonk album, the Nashville Entertainment Association gave him its first Master Award in 1983, and he was the 83rd inductee into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
On April 5,2000, he received a Chetty award for significant instrumental achievement at Nashvilles Ryman Auditorium during the Chet Atkins Musician Days festival. Health problems prevented Martin from attending, Vince Gill and Marty Stuart presented the award—named after Atkins, Grady Martin was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007. He was married three times and had three daughters, Alisa and Julie, and seven sons, Grady Jr. Joe, Jason, Joshua and Steve. Martin died from an attack on December 3,2001 in Lewisburg, Tennessee
North to Alaska
North to Alaska is a 1960 comedic Western/Northern film directed by Henry Hathaway and John Wayne. The picture stars Wayne along with Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, the script is based on the play Birthday Gift by Ladislas Fodor and set during the Nome gold rush. The movie featured Johnny Hortons song North to Alaska, sung during the opening titles, setting up an introduction to the story. In 1901, after finding gold in Nome, George Pratt sends partner Sam McCord to Seattle, Washington to bring back his fiancée, Jenny Lamont, finding that Georges girl has already married another man, Sam brings back prostitute Angel as a substitute. There is a misunderstanding, she thinks Sam wants her for himself and becomes enamored with him on the trip to Alaska. An angry George rejects the girl outright, though his younger brother Billy is definitely interested, meanwhile and saloon owner Frankie Cannon tries to steal their gold claim. In time, George takes a liking to Angel and is willing to marry her, but once he realizes that she has fallen for his partner, he does everything in his power to coax Sam into admitting that he, too, is in love.
Meanwhile, the men discovered Cannons scam after he cons an illiterate drunk named Peter Boggs, an all-out brawl in the towns muddy streets brings it all to an end. Angel decides to leave but is convinced to stay once Sam yells out publicly, in early 1959 it was announced 20th Century Fox would make The Alaskans starring John Wayne and written by Martin Rackin and John Lee Mahin. ). The film was the first in a contract for Wayne with 20th Century Fox. The first choice of director by Wayne was Henry Hathaway and he had a commitment to direct Woman Obsessed and was replaced by Richard Fleischer, who had a contract with 20th Century Fox and had just made the successful Compulsion. Fleischer was enthusiastic about making a John Wayne film but did not like the story and he says a prime force behind the film was the agent Charles Feldman, who represented Adler, Wayne and Mahin, and whose girlfriend Capucine was to play the female lead. Adler insisted Fleischer make the film as John Wayne had committed without reading a script, Fleischer says he got out of the film by saying he did not want to work with Capucine.
Hathaway became available and his appointment was announced in March 1959, spyros Skouras wanted the budget of the film reduced, that Hathaway did by reducing location shots. Shooting on North to Alaska did not start until May 1960, gary Crosby was reportedly cast as Grangers brother until replaced by Fabian. Most of the film was shot in Point Mugu, the Wayne and Granger honeymoon cabin scenes were filmed along steaming Hot Creek near volcanic Mammoth Mountain. Mt. Morrison appears in the background of many views, production started without a completed script and the movie wound up being heavily improvised. John Wayne said during the shoot, I went to see Buddy and Skouros, theyre supposed to have been preparing this thing for a year, but Adler tells me hell whip it into shape personally in a few days
Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university in the northwestern United States, located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. In its Best Colleges 2015 edition, U. S. Seattle University School of Law has the #1 legal writing program in the nation, in 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Seattle University #1 in the nation for macroeconomics. In 1891, Adrian Sweere, S. J. took over a parish near downtown Seattle at Broadway. At first, the school was named after the surrounding Immaculate Conception parish, in 1898, the school was named Seattle College after both the city and Chief Seattle, and it granted its first bachelors degrees 11 years later. Initially, the served as both a high school and college. From 1919 to 1931, the moved to Interlaken Blvd. In 1931, Seattle College created a school for women. In 1948, Seattle College changed its name to Seattle University, under Father Albert A. Lemieux, in 2009, SU completed its largest capital campaign, raising almost $169 million.
Seattle University has a 50 acres campus in the Capitol Hill neighborhood near downtown Seattle, the Chapel of St. Ignatius on campus, designed by New York architect Steven Holl, won a national Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1998. At night the chapel sends beacons of multi-colored lights out onto the campus, as of 2011 it contained 216,677 books and subscribed to 1604 periodicals. It is a member of the American Theological Library Association, Seattle University offers 61 bachelors degree programs,31 graduate degree programs, and 27 certificate programs, plus law school and a doctoral program in education. A Seattle University education is estimated to cost $150,000, Albers School of Business and Economics was ranked 46th in the U. S. and among the Top 25 private universities in the BusinessWeek 2010 rankings of undergraduate business schools. The school ranked seventh in the West and was the private university in the Northwest appearing in the Top 50. The Executive Leadership Program was ranked by CRO Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine among the top 10 executive training programs in corporate responsibility, Seattle Universitys Albers School of Business and Economics, started in 1945, was named after the Albers family.
George and Eva Albers were frequent donors including Evas bequest of $3 million to the school in 1971 and their daughter, alumna Genevieve Albers, has made several bequests including a sponsored professorship. In 1967, the school added an MBA program. BusinessWeek ranked Alberss Part-time MBA Program #25 in the nation and the program in the top 50 in 2010. Both the Leadership Executive MBA Program and the part-time MBA Program are recognized among the Top 25 in their categories by U. S. News & World Reports 2010 Americas Best Graduate Schools, US News ranks the Albers School among the top 10% of undergraduate business schools nationwide
Henderson is a city in Rusk County, northeast Texas, United States. The population was 13,712 at the 2010 census and it is the county seat of Rusk County. Henderson is named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas, the city has functioned as a major crossroads in Northeast Texas over the last two centuries. The city has a vibrant downtown district, with many buildings dating to before the American Civil War. The city has 19 historical markers, including homes dating from the 1880s, downtown Henderson is one of the most dramatic and charming downtowns in the East Texas area. The city of Henderson was established by European Americans before the State of Texas was founded. It was developed on land donated by W. B. Ochiltree and James Smith, the First Methodist and First Baptist churches were established in 1842 and 1845, respectively. The first courthouse, made of wood, was completed in 1849, after the Civil War, the International and Great Northern Railroad crossed through Rusk County but bypassed Henderson.
In 1874, the Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad Company built a stretch of railroad connecting Henderson to the running through Overton. This stretch of railroad was sold to the Missouri Pacific Railroad. In 1878, a fire destroyed the courthouse, and a brick courthouse was built in its place. This encouraged the construction of several brick buildings, including the Howard Dickinson House. Dad Joiner brought in the Daisy Bradford #3 Discovery Well six miles northwest of Henderson, the discovery of oil in October 1930 created a booming economy in the area, with the population of Henderson increasing from 2,000 to over 10,000 in a few months. The oil fields in and surrounding Henderson, part of the hugely producing five-county East Texas Oil Field, continue to provide a part of the wealth of the town, county. On August 5,1860, a fire out and burned most of the booming town of Henderson. Forty-three buildings, including two hotels, were destroyed in the fire, for a loss of $220,000, according to the Depot Museum, a man named John Crow recalled the fire as follows, I was about eight years old when Henderson burned.
I went to town with my father the day after the fire and it burned every house as well as I recollect, except the Flanagan Brick Building. I remember I was barefooted and careful not to burn my feet and my father said at the time they thought a fellow named Green Herndon, a union man, had hired a negro woman to burn Henderson
Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. It is the largest Baptist university in the world, the universitys 1, 000-acre campus is located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin. Baylor Universitys athletic teams, known as the Bears, participate in 19 intercollegiate sports, the university is a member of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Division I. In 1841,35 delegates to the Union Baptist Association meeting voted to adopt the suggestion of Rev. William Milton Tryon, Baylor to establish a Baptist university in Texas, an independent republic. Baylor, a Texas district judge and onetime U. S, congressman and soldier from Alabama, became the schools namesake. In the fall of 1844, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Congress of the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university, Republic President Anson Jones signed the Act of Congress on February 1,1845, officially establishing Baylor University.
The founders built the university campus in Independence, Texas. Rev. James Huckins, the first Southern Baptist missionary to Texas, was Baylors first full-time fundraiser and he is considered the third founding father of the university. Although these three men are credited as being the founders of the university, many others worked to see the first university established in Texas, the noted Texas revolutionary war leader and hero Sam Houston gave the first $5,000 donation to start the university. In 1854, Houston was baptized by the Rev. Rufus Columbus Burleson, future Baylor President, during the 1846 school year Baylor leaders would begin including chapel as part of the Baylor educational experience. The tradition continues today and has been a part of the life of students for over 160 years. Baylor and Abner S. Lipscomb of the Texas Supreme Court began teaching classes in the science of law, making Baylor the first in Texas, during this time Stephen Decatur Rowe would earn the first degree awarded by Baylor.
He would be followed by the first female graduate, Mary Kavanaugh Gentry, in 1851, Baylors second president Rufus Columbus Burleson decided to separate the students by sex, making the Baylor Female College an independent and separate institution. Baylor University became an all-male institution, during this time, Baylor thrived as the only university west of the Mississippi offering instruction in law and medicine. At the time a Baylor education cost around $8–$15 per term for tuition, and many of the early leaders of the Republic of Texas, such as Sam Houston, would send their children to Baylor to be educated. For the first half of the American Civil War, the Baylor president was George Washington Baines, maternal great-grandfather of the future U. S. President, Lyndon Baines Johnson. He worked vigorously to sustain the university during the Civil War, following the war, the city of Independence slowly declined, primarily caused by the rise of neighboring cities being serviced by the Santa Fe Railroad.
Because Independence lacked a railroad line, university fathers began searching for a location to build a new campus, beginning in 1885, Baylor University moved to Waco, Texas, a growing town on the railroad line
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Other major cities include Austin, the second most populous state capital in the U. S. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the states struggle for independence from Mexico. The Lone Star can be found on the Texan state flag, the origin of Texass name is from the word Tejas, which means friends in the Caddo language. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10 percent of Texas land area is desert. Most of the centers are located in areas of former prairies, forests. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the term six flags over Texas refers to several nations that have ruled over the territory. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas, Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic.
In 1845, Texas joined the United States as the 28th state, the states annexation set off a chain of events that caused the Mexican–American War in 1846. A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, after the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. One Texan industry that thrived after the Civil War was cattle, due to its long history as a center of the industry, Texas is associated with the image of the cowboy. The states economic fortunes changed in the early 20th century, when oil discoveries initiated a boom in the state. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy, as of 2010 it shares the top of the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with California at 57. With a growing base of industry, the leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, aerospace. Texas has led the nation in export revenue since 2002 and has the second-highest gross state product.
The name Texas, based on the Caddo word tejas meaning friends or allies, was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves, during Spanish colonial rule, the area was officially known as the Nuevo Reino de Filipinas, La Provincia de Texas. Texas is the second largest U. S. state, behind Alaska, though 10 percent larger than France and almost twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Chile, Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers, the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south
Lon Morris College
Lon Morris was an accredited two-year institute of higher learning, which provides instruction in the arts and sciences with a core curriculum emphasizing liberal arts. While Lon Morris taught as many as 350 students in a semester, enrollment reached more than 1,000, the school was 30 miles south of Tyler. The person who last held the title of president was Dr. Miles McCall. Lon Morris College filed for bankruptcy on July 2,2012, the 112-acre campus was auctioned on January 14,2013 in Dallas, the primary purchasers were a local school district and an office supply company. Founded in 1854 as the New Danville Masonic Female Academy near Kilgore, the Texas Annual Conference acquired the Alexander Institute in 1875. Chartered on January 15,1887, the Institute moved to Jacksonville in 1894 and to its final location in 1909. Lon Morris of Pittsburg, gave his estate to the school, and with approval of the Texas Annual Conference and it was the only surviving pre-Civil War school in East Texas. One of Lon Morris presidents was John E.
Fellers, a Christian writer and Methodist minister, primarily in the Houston area, but in Alexandria and Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2009, the campus of Lon Morris grew to the west, with a gift from the city of Jacksonville of an activity center, a rodeo arena. The college allowed annual events for the Tops-in-Texas Rodeo at the arena without any financial outlays from the city. Students participated in a variety of sports including basketball and softball, mens/womens soccer, mens/womens golf, cheer leading. In 2009, football was added as a varsity sport in attempt to increase revenue, in February 2010, Lon Morris announced a new agriculture curriculum, and begun in the fall of 2010. In March 2010, the college acquired a prominent downtown Jacksonville building that originally had housed the city post office for many decades, a local family had owned and operated the building for a time as a hotel and restaurant using the name The Landmark. Lon Morris announced it would use the property for its new hospitality administration program.
By March 2010, a new dormitory, Cooper House, opened on the campus, another new dormitory was called The Lodge. On May 23,2012, all employees, with the exception of 11 core employees, were furloughed indefinitely. The furlough occurred after the school missed three pay periods, Miles McCall, the president, submitted his resignation notice via e-mail. McCalls resignation was effective May 24,2012, the affected individuals were notified via email
Hiram King Hank Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Williams moved to Georgiana, where he met Rufus Payne, Payne had a major influence on Williams musical style, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. During this time, Williams informally changed his name to Hank and he moved to Montgomery, where he began his music career in 1937, when producers at radio station WSFA hired him to perform and host a 15-minute program. He formed as backup the Drifting Cowboys band, which was managed by his mother, Williams eventually married Audrey Sheppard, who was his manager for nearly a decade. After recording Never Again and Honky Tonkin with Sterling Records, he signed a contract with MGM Records, in 1947 he released Move It on Over, which became a hit, and joined the Louisiana Hayride radio program. One year later, he released a cover of Lovesick Blues, after an initial rejection, Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry. He was unable to read or notate music to any significant degree, among the hits he wrote were Your Cheatin Heart, Good Lookin, and Im So Lonesome I Could Cry.
Several years of pain and prescription drug abuse severely damaged Williams health. He divorced Sheppard and was dismissed by the Grand Ole Opry because of his unreliability, Williams died on New Years Day of 1953 at the age of 29, from heart failure exacerbated by pills and alcohol. Despite his short life, Williams had a influence on 20th-century popular music. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by artists and have been hits in various genres. He has been inducted into multiple halls of fame, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Williams was born in Butler County, the son of Jessie Lillybelle Lillie and his parents married on November 12,1916. Hank Williams was of English ancestry, Elonzo Williams worked as an engineer for the railroads of the W. T. Smith lumber company. He was drafted during World War I, serving from July 1918 until June 1919 and he was severely injured after falling from a truck, breaking his collarbone and suffering a severe blow to the head.
After his return, the familys first child, was born on August 8,1922, another son of theirs died shortly after birth. Their third child, was born on September 17,1923, in Mount Olive. Since Elonzo Williams was a Mason, and his wife was a member of Order of the Eastern Star the child was named after Hiram I of Tyre, as a child, he was nicknamed Harm by his family and Herky or Poots by his friends
Country music is a genre of United States popular music that originated in the southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the genre of United States, such as folk music. Blues modes have been used throughout its recorded history. The term country music is used today to many styles and subgenres. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, immigrants to the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North America brought the music and instruments of Europe and Africa along with them for nearly 300 years. Country music was introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon, Tennessee, has been formally recognized by the U. S. Congress as the Birthplace of Country Music, based on the historic Bristol recording sessions of 1927. Since 2014, the city has been home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, historians have noted the influence of the less-known Johnson City sessions of 1928 and 1929, and the Knoxville sessions of 1929 and 1930.
Prior to these, pioneer settlers, in the Great Smoky Mountains region, had developed a musical heritage. The first generation emerged in the early 1920s, with Atlantas music scene playing a role in launching countrys earliest recording artists. Okeh Records began issuing hillbilly music records by Fiddlin John Carson as early as 1923, followed by Columbia Records in 1924, many hillbilly musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the 1920s. The most important was the Grand Ole Opry, aired starting in 1925 by WSM in Nashville, during the 1930s and 1940s, cowboy songs, or Western music, which had been recorded since the 1920s, were popularized by films made in Hollywood. Bob Wills was another musician from the Lower Great Plains who had become very popular as the leader of a hot string band. His mix of country and jazz, which started out as dance hall music, Wills was one of the first country musicians known to have added an electric guitar to his band, in 1938. Country musicians began recording boogie in 1939, shortly after it had played at Carnegie Hall.
Gospel music remained a component of country music. It became known as honky tonk, and had its roots in Western swing and the music of Mexico. By the early 1950s a blend of Western swing, country boogie, rockabilly was most popular with country fans in the 1950s, and 1956 could be called the year of rockabilly in country music. Beginning in the mid-1950s, and reaching its peak during the early 1960s, the late 1960s in American music produced a unique blend as a result of traditionalist backlash within separate genres
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll. Presley was born in Tupelo and relocated to Memphis and his music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a popularizer of rockabilly. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys first RCA single, Heartbreak Hotel, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances. In November 1956, Presley made his debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service, in 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of drug abuse severely damaged his health.
Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century and he won three Grammys, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Presley was born on January 8,1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. Thus, as a child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an especially close bond with his mother. The family attended an Assembly of God, where he found his musical inspiration. Although he was in conflict with the Pentecostal church in his years, rev. Rex Humbard officiated at his funeral, as Presley had been an admirer of Humbards ministry. Presleys ancestry was primarily a Western European mix, including Scots-Irish, German, gladyss great-great-grandmother, Morning Dove White, was possibly a Cherokee Native American. Gladys was regarded by relatives and friends as the dominant member of the small family, Vernon moved from one odd job to the next, evincing little ambition.
The family often relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance, the Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of kiting a check written by the landowner, Orville S. Bean and he was jailed for eight months, and Gladys and Elvis moved in with relatives
Elvis Presley performed on the radio version of the program in 1954 and made his first television appearance on the television version of Louisiana Hayride on March 3,1955. First broadcast on April 3,1948 from the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Shreveport, Horace Hoss Logan was the original producer, the show was soon made into a Broadway attraction called Louisiana Hayride. Within a year of its debut, the program was so popular that a regional 25-station network was set up to broadcast portions of the show, the flagship station of the program was KWKH/1130 in Shreveport. Horace Logan continued to produce Louisiana Hayride until 1957, in 1999, Logan published a book about the Hayride that received acclaim from reviewers such as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Beginning with the successful first show on April 3,1948, while the Opry, the Jubilee and the Hayride all showcased established stars, the Hayride was where talented, but virtual unknowns, were given exposure to a large audience.
By mid-1954, a special 30-minute portion of Louisiana Hayride was being broadcast every Saturday on the AFN Pacific channel of the United Kingdom Scottish Forces Radio Network, on October 16 of that year, Elvis Presley appeared on the radio program. On March 3,1955, Presley made his first television appearance on the version of The Louisiana Hayride, carried by KSLA-TV. Within a few years and roll had come to dominate the music scene, however, KWKH continued to use the Louisiana Hayride name for packaged music tours throughout the 1960s on a bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly basis, finally ending operations entirely in 1969. In August 1974, Shreveport businessman David Kent mounted a country music show originally called Hayride U. S. A. which was retitled Louisiana Hayride in 1975 after KWKH agreed to let Kent use the name. Barney Cannon, a KWKH deejay, became a specialist on the history of music, KWKH. In August 2009, the Louisiana Hayride was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, in 2009, after several years of litigation over the Louisiana Hayride name and trademark, a federal court ruled that Margaret Lewis Warwick owned the rights to the name.
As of May 31,2012, KWKH had changed to a sports format and ceased producing the classic country music format reminiscent of the Hayride era
Milano is a city in Milam County, United States, located at the intersection of U. S. Route 79 and State Highway 36, twelve miles southeast of Cameron, the county seat. Its population was 400 at the time of the 2000 census, on November 5,1960, Country music singer Johnny Horton was killed by a drunk driver on Highway 79 near Milano on his way home from a performance at the Skyline Club in Austin, Texas. Milano is located at 30°42′33″N 96°51′48″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles, of which 2.0 square miles is land and 0. 51% is water. The International-Great Northern Railroad Company laid out the site of Milano in 1874, about a mile. A United States post office opened there the same year, soon, a Baptist church was established in the area. The community around Milano became a precinct in 1880. Local sources offer several possibilities for the origin of the name Milano, as the focus of social and economic life shifted to the new town, Milano became Old Milano and Milano Junction became Milano.
By the late 1880s, Milano was a hub, with 500 residents. Truck farming became an important industry for Milano in the 1920s, with tomatoes, the small city of Milano reached its population peak in 1939, when approximately 920 residents were reported to be living there. The number of residents began to decline in the early 1940s. By the time Milano was finally incorporated in the early 1980s, as of the census of 2000, there were 400 people,151 households, and 112 families residing in the city. The population density was 205.3 people per square mile, there were 192 housing units at an average density of 98. 5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 82. 00% White,11. 75% African American,2. 00% Native American,0. 75% Asian,3. 50% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 11. 50% of the population. 23. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city, the population was out with 27. 8% under the age of 18,11. 8% from 18 to 24,24. 8% from 25 to 44,20. 8% from 45 to 64. The median age was 38 years, for every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males, the median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $37,292. Males had an income of $30,417 versus $19,107 for females