Michael Ray

Michael Ray Catches Up with WYCD Before CMT on Tour Show at Fillmore Detroit

Michael Ray has had a busy year, and he's ready for a quick break to relax and reflect before he moves full-steam ahead into 2020. The country singer is currently on tour with Jimmie Allen and Walker County , and he stopped by the MusicTown Detroit studios on Wednesday, December 4 for an interview...
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Jill Jack

Jill Jack Talks Annual Birthday Bash and New Music on Behind the Mic 100th Episode

Behind the Mic celebrated its 100th episode this week with Detroit's own, Jill Jack ! The singer/songwriter, who has opened for everyone from Loretta Lynn to Bob Seger , stopped by the MusicTown Detroit studios to perform three songs, and to talk about her upcoming birthday bash at The Ark in Ann...
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Gayelynn McKinney

Drummer Gayelynn McKinney Hosts Master Class at MusicTown Detroit

Detroit drummer Gayelynn McKinney hosted a Master Class at MusicTown Detroit in partnership with the artist collective D. Cipher on November 23, 2019. Born and raised in the Motor City, the Grammy-nominated drummer is the daughter of legendary jazz musician, Harold McKinney , and has played with...
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Tom Butwin

Tom Butwin Talks Bringing his Show 'Brushes with Broadway' to Life at the Baldwin Theatre

Tom Butwin is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor, in that order. That's according to the artist himself, who recently appeared on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi to discuss how he's bringing all of those talents to the stage with a new show in partnership with Stagecrafters next month...
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Nadir Omowale

Nadir Omowale Brings the Funk and the Fun to Behind the Mic

Nadir Omowale and his band bring the funk and the fun wherever they go. That much was clear when they performed in the MusicTown Detroit studios earlier this month on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi . Originally from east Tennessee, Omowale moved to Detroit in 1999 and has been making music in the...
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Runaway June Get into the Halloween Spirit with 99.5 WYCD's Rob & Holly

Runaway June does not take Halloween lightly. The trio of talented singers made a stop at the MusicTown Detroit studios ahead of their final concert on Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty Tour 360 at Little Caesars Arena on October 31, and sat down for a chat with 99.5 WYCD's Rob & Holly
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Tom Cridland Aims to Be the Biggest Pop Star in the World

Tom Cridland is on a mission to become the biggest pop star in the world. It's a lofty goal, no doubt, but the British singer/songwriter is certainly putting forth the appropriate effort, releasing one single or podcast a week, indefinitely. He and his band are also currently in the midst of a U.S...
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Detroit's Pat Smillie Talks First New Album in a Decade on Behind the Mic

It's been ten years since Pat Smillie has released an album, but in that time, he has never vacated the music scene. The Detroit rocker has spent decades performing, both here in the Motor City and in Chicago, and often collaborates locally with the likes of Jim McCarty and Dennis Coffey. Through...
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Aspen Jacobsen Talks New Album 'Love Each Other Right' on Behind the Mic

Aspen Jacobsen is a young musician who already knows what she wants. The 15-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is making all the right moves towards a career in music, and has been doing so for the past decade. After getting her start in theater and as a member of the Michigan...
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Raye Williams on her Ever-Evolving Career and New Tidal Partnership

Every time Raye Williams thinks she's got her music career figured out, another curveball comes her way. The Belleville-born singer/songwriter has always had roots in both Michigan and Tennessee, but made the move to Nashville when she was just 17 to try to forge her way as an artist. After many...
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