Bill and Bobbie Malone at Stoughton Opera House

Bill And Bobbie Malone dressed in western wear and cowboy hats sitting in a box seat at Stoughton Opera House

When husband and wife authors Bill and Bobbie Malone moved to San Antonio in June 2020, after a quarter century in Madison, they needed a new primary care doctor. His name is Michael Lichtenstein.

Shortly after meeting the Malones, Lichtenstein pulled out a copy of “Country Music USA” for Bill to sign. Bill’s seminal book on the genre had led filmmaker Ken Burns to tap Bill as lead historian for his “Country Music” PBS documentary, out the year before.