Danny (Horace Eldred Dill) Dill once ran for mayor in Nashville and it was he who co-composed "I Wanna Go Home" recorded by Billy Grammer in 1963 and re-titled as "Detroit City" with Mel Tillis. In the forties and fifties he and his first wife Annie Lou toured with the Grand Ole Opry.

In 2012 President Obama awarded Pam's father, Mel Tillis with the National Medal of Arts. The reasons are obvious: The Webb Pierce hit "I Ain't Never", "The Snakes Crawl at Night" for Charlie Pride, and Kenny Rogers "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town".

Bobby Bare, the All-American Boy, hit the top twenty in 1963 with "Detroit City" which was named the Grammy Country Music Single of the Year.