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Lasses White; Roy Wiggins; Cousin Wilbur; Wilburn Brothers; Honey Wiles; Hank Williams; Willis Brothers; Kitty Wilson; Lonnie Wilson; Smiley Wilson; Chubby Wise; Del Wood; Johnny Wright; York Brothers; Faron Young; etc.
Hometown Jamboree: KXLA Radio, Pasadena, Calif. & KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, Calif.; held at Harmony Park Ballroom, seats 3,000, each Saturday night, 7:00 p.m. Past and present performers: Molly Bee; Jane Black; Jeanne Black; Jimmy Bryant; Darla Daret; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Dallas Frazier; Gary Goodwin; Harold Hensley; Cousin Herb Hanson; Herman the Hermit; Billy Hill; Ferlin Huskey; Eddie Kirk; Judy Kirk; Rose Lee; Sam Leichter; Leon McAfee; Skeets McDonald; Joe Maphis; Deacon Moore; Merrill More; Gene O'Quin; Paul Paret; Jimmy Pruett; Harry Rodcay; Al Ryfle; Tommy Sands; Carl Saunders; John Stokes; Cliffie Stone; Billy Strange; Merle Travis; Speedy West; Al Williams; etc.
Jubilee, U. S. A.: KWTO-TV, Springfield, Mo. & ABC-TV Network; began as Ozark Jubilee, July 17, 1954, on KWTO Radio; 3 weeks later on ABC Radio; became TV show for ABC-TV in January of 1955; called Country Music Jubilee 1957-8; after 1958 known as Jubilee, U. S. A.; stars Red Foley; held each Saturday night in Jewell Theatre, which has 1,100 seats; costs $1 to see show; voted by American Bureau, 1955, as show draw­ing largest male audience of any network program; has top guest stars each week. Past and present regular performers: Suzie Arden; Eddy Arnold; Chuck Bowers; Cyp Brasfield; Sap Brasfield; The Browns; Shirley Cad-dell; Bill Carlisle; Arlie Duff; Shug Fisher; Flash & Whistler; Foggy River Boys (Marksmen); Red Foley; Red Gale; Jimmy Gately; Hawkshaw Hawkins; Speedy Haworth; Libby Home; Bud Isaacs; Wanda Jackson; Sonny James; Norma Jean; L. D. Keller; Brenda Lee; Lenny & Goo Goo; Bobby Lord; Grady Martin; Harold Morrison; Webb Pierce; Marvin Rainwater; Bill Ring; Carla Rowe; Jean Shepard; Tommy Sosebee; Pete Stamper; Leroy Van Dyke; Porter Wagoner; Billy Wal-