The History of the Louisiana Hayride

The history of the Louisiana Hayride

But something magical happened in northwest Louisiana starting on April 3rd 1948 when Floyd Acuff strode up to the microphone placed on the stage of the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Sadly no known tapes of this performance exist as the FCC did not require radio stations to record their content. If there is a phono acetate of this landmark night it has yet to be found. The Tennessee Mountain boys with Kitty Wells, and Tex Grimsley and the Texas Playboys also commanded the stage that night. more

(photo credit to the fine folks over at Hillbilly-Music )

About RL Reeves Jr

I'm a writer living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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