Joe Bielinski was born and raised in the small north central Texas town of Mingus. His parents, Frank & Gloria, ran the famous dancehall there called The Trio Club for almost 50 years. Joe literally grew up on the stage having started playing in the Trio Club house band at age 12. At age 20, he became the youngest person in Texas history to be elected mayor of a Texas city. He served in that capacity for 8 years helping make many improvements to the city of Mingus like paving the streets for the first time in the town’s history and securing a new city hall building.
Joe’s love for country music never wavered. He has arguably one of the largest country music vinyl collections in the world, and is a walking encyclopedia of country music. He parlayed this combo along with his dynamic yet friendly personality into the first ever FM stereo classic country radio show back in 1991. The show’s popularity has endured to this day with listeners not only across Texas but throughout the world via the internet. Joe has interviewed over 45 Grand Ole Opry Members on his program and has produced some of the largest one day country music concerts in Texas history. In 2011, “The Mayor of Country Music” as he is known to many became the youngest radio personality ever inducted into the prestigious Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
For a true dose of real country music from a guy who lives and breaths it, tune in every Sunday night at 7 PM on 92.1 HANK FM to The JOE BIELINSKI CLASSIC COUNTRY REVIEW.