- Tracey E.W. Laird
American radio barn dance program. The Louisiana Hayride featured performances by influential country and rockabilly musicians between 1948 and 1960. Broadcast live from Shreveport station KWKH, only the Grand Ole Opry claims more renown among its peers. Early cast members included established stars like the Bailes Brothers, and Johnnie and Jack and the Tennessee Mountain Boys, featuring Kitty Wells. Beginning with Hank Williams, who launched his first major hit “Lovesick Blues” on the ...