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ker; Don Warden; Tabby West; Willis Brothers; Slim Wilson; Bill Wimberly; etc.
Louisiana Hayride: KWKH Radio, Shreveport, La. & KTHS, Little Rock, Ark.; held each Saturday at Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, 8:00-11:30 p.m.; began with Hank Williams as the featured star, April 3, 1948; Frank Page is producer. Past and present performers: Betty Amos; Jack Anglin; Benny Barnes; Ray Belcher; Carl Belew; Bailes Brothers; Bill Black; Eddy Bond; Brad & Jerry; The Browns; Vin Bruce; Gary Bryant; Bill Carlisle; Johnny Cash; Zeke Clements; Jimmy Davis; Jeff Dale; Tibby Edwards; Werly Fairburn; Pete Fontana; Till­man Franks; Bob Gallion; Marshall Grant; The Gays; Cliff Grimely; Roy Hendrix; Jeanette Hicks; Goldie Hill; Tommy Hill; Hoot & Curley; Johnny Horton; Da­vid Houston; Sonny James; Jimmy & Johnny; Jerry Johnson; George Jones; Grandpa Jones; Oakie Jones; Jack Kay; Merle Kilgore; Hank Locklin; Horace Lo­gan; Maddox Brothers & Rose; Emory Martin; Jimmy Martin; Johnny Mathis; Scotty Moore; Bill Nettles; Jimmy Newman; James O'Gwynn; Jimmy Osborne; Frank Page; Leon Payne; Luther Perkins; Webb Pierce; Elvis Presley; Jim Reeves; Rice Brothers; Gene Ro-dique; Dido Rowley; Tommy Sands; Johnny Sea; Bob Shelton; Joe Shelton; Margie Singleton; Harmie Smith; Roy Sneed; Red Sovine; Charlie Stokley; Tommy Thom-linson; Tommy Trent; Billy Walker; Don Warden; Kitty Wells; Slim Whitman; Wilburn Brothers; Slim Willet; Audrey Williams; Hank Williams; Kitty Wilson; Smiley Wilson; Mack Wiseman; Johnny Wright; Faron Young; etc. On CBS Radio.
Midwestern Hayride: WLW & WLW-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio; 4th major country music jamboree, beginning before 1937; WLW had country music before Boone County Jamboree began in 1938, e.g., Renfro Valley Barn Dance, 1937; etc.; Later Boone Co. Jamboree called Midwestern Hayride; held each Saturday evening, 6:30 p.m., EST. Past and present performers: Herb and Kay Adams; Vic Bellamy; Bobby Bobo; Skeeter Bonn; Phyllis Brown; Browns Ferry Four; Slim Bryant; Jerry Byrd; Cowboy Copas; Lazy Jim Day; Alton and Rabon Del-