Links & More


NOTE: There's a lot of great info on these sites. However, please keep in mind that in some cases, the history is less than accurate.

If you know of any other links that should be added to our list, please let us know.


Autry National Center Museum of the American West:

Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum:

Country Music Hall of Fame:

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame:

Rockabilly Hall of Fame (info on traditional Country music, and the

Bakersfield Sound; Carolina Cotton page):


Eddy Arnold:

Chet Atkins:

Gene Autry Entertainment (Official Site):

Smiley Burnette (Official Site):

Smiley Burnette Interprises:

Ken Curtis (fan site):

Ken Curtis:

Gail Davis / Annie Oakley (entry at The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture:

Randall Franks (Appalacian Ambassador of the fiddle):

M Johnson (No.1 Black Yodeler, artist and storyteller):

Jock Mahoney:

Yodeling Queen Janet McBride:

Patsy Montana (Official Site):

Bob Nolan - Sons Of The Pioneers (by grandson Calin Coburn and archivist Elizabeth Drake McDonald):

Sons Of The Pioneers (Carolina Cotton page, info about their 1949 tour):

Doye O' Dell (by Shane Hall, cousin):

Hank Penny (Official Site):

Riders of the Purple Sage (Official Site):

Riders in the Sky:

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (Official Site):

Cliffie Stone (Official Site):

Eddie Sulik (Rockabilly / Western Swing legend with a fascinating but tragic history):

Taylor Ware:

Bob Wills (Official Site):

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys:


All Music Guide:

The Bakersfield Sound (includes info w/ Spade Cooley and Bob Wills):

Big Bands Database Plus, Western Swing Bands:

British Archive of Country Music:

Dorothea Lange photo collection at Online Archive of California Digital Library (Dude Martin photos, info 1942-44):

The Big Jamboree (info on Western Swing and steel guitar):

Brad's Page of Steel (Guitar):

Dorothy Bryant Epps (author, sister of Jimmy Bryant):

Jimmy Bryant (by Jimmy's son John):

Country Classics / Bradley Brothers (Eddie Dean):

Country Legends:

Country Music Classics:

Ernest Tubb (history, and Record Shop):


Bud Hobbs (official site, by niece Brenda Wattenbarger):

Info on Spade Cooley, Hank Williams Sr. and detailed description of Riverside Rancho:

Lillies Ohlsson (Western Swing history):

MSN Music (classic country, Hank Penny):

Open Directory Project (links directory to Country / Western artists):

Papers of Redd Harper (Billy Graham Center, history):

Andy Parker / Plainsmen Trio (history):

Hank Penny / Sheb Wooley (history):

Seattle Western Swing Music Society:

Seattle Western Swing Music Society page w/ Carolina Cotton:

Sons of the Pioneers (history):

Sons of the Pioneers (Happy Trails site):

Swingin' West:

Traditional Country Hall of Fame:

Western Music Association (WMA):

WMA Hall of Fame page w/ Carolina Cotton:

Western Swing.Com:

Western Swing Society:

Tex Williams:

VH1 (search engine, info on many Western Swing artists):

Xtreme Musician (info on Western Swing musicians, including Carolina Cotton):


Cowboy Pal:

Internet Movie Database (IMDB), page w/ Carolina Cotton (use Search):

Wild West Publishing / Donn Moyer (books on B Western films and performers, including a full section on Carolina Cotton):

The Old Corral (includes info on Western Singing Groups):

PRC Studios (history):

Roy Rogers/Dale Evans fan site:

Sunset Carson:

Western Clippings (Boyd Magers site, with extensive Western film info and some of Carolina's movies on VHS available):

Western Film Fair site:

Wild Westerns:


KFDI Classic Country (history page, with info on Western Swing artists):

KNX (Los Angeles station, were Hollywood Barn Dance and other Western Swing shows were broadcast):

KPO Radio history (one of the Bay Area radio stations where Dude Martin and his Roundup Gang performed):

Old (radio stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles...includes a photo of Dude Martin's band and poss. Carolina at "Studio C", in San Francisco):


Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS):

AFRS Korea:

Coy-Boy.Com (all kinds of Western topics):

Cowgirls Dream (info on female Western entertainers):

Holy Trinity School of El Cajon (All Western Days history):

Info on Helldorado:

Lincoln Highway Association (info on Dude Martin, and music halls in Oakland):

Oracle of Bacon at the University of Virginia (connects Carolina Cotton to Kevin Bacon or any other celebrity combination, using the theory of the popular "Kevin Bacon" game):

Presto Records History (one of the types of records used for acetate soundtrack recordings, transcriptions and demos):

Radio Recorders (studio in Santa Monica, CA where some recordings were made):

Radio Recorders info by Scotty Moore:


Working Cowboy.Com (Western Swing and Cowboy related topics):


Do you have a story about Carolina Cotton that you'd like to share?
If so, by all means drop us an email and chances are we'll add it to this page.


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