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more; Jimmy Dickens; Smokey Duvall; Clay Eager; Louie Ennis; Sonny Fleming; Betty Foley; Red Foley; Whitey Ford; Geer Sisters; Charley Gore; Otto Gray; Rudy Hanson; Billy Holmes; Salty Holmes; Homer and Jethro; Hometowners (Pine Mt. Boys); Louie Innis; Rome Jackson; Tommy Jackson; Grandpa Jones; Lee Jones; Judy and Jen; Harpo Kidwell; Bradley Kincaid; Slim King; John Lair; Dixie Lee; Ernie Lee; Freddie Longdon; Bonnie Lou; Clayton McMichen; Pa and Ma McCormack; Joe Maphis; Sleepy Marlin; Mid-Western­ers; Carl Moore; Natchee the Indian Fiddler; Jay Near; Mattie O'Neil; Jimmy Osborne; Hank Penny; Judy Per­kins; Kenny Price; Riley Puckett; Rangers Quartet; Brownie Reynolds; Jerry Richards; Kenny Roberts; Buddy Ross; Billy Scott; Billy Strickland; Swannee River Boys; Willie Thall; Merle Travis; Red Turner; Zeke Turner; Willis Brothers; Jim Wood; Chuck Wright; etc. Programs have been on ABC-TV and NBC-TV.
National Barn Dance: WLS Radio, Chicago, Illinois; first country music jamboree, beginning April 19, 1924; held in Eighth Street Theatre, each Saturday night, 7:30-12:00 CST; since March 1932; WLS owned by Sears, Roebuck & Co., until 1928; then sold to Prairie Farmer Publishing Co. Past and present performers: Herb and Kay Adams; Rex Allen; Arkie the Ark. Woodchopper; Bob Atcher; Jimmy Atkins; Gene Autry; Red Blanch-ard; Johnny Bond; Skeeter Bonn; Bonnie Blue Eyes; Phyllis Brown; Smiley Burnette; Pat Buttram; Carl and Hardy; Evelyn Carson; Jeannie Lou Carson; Uncle Tom Corwin; Carl Cotner; Hugh Cross; Hal Culwer; Cumber­land Ridge Runners; Eddie Dean; Mary Dezurik; Uncle Ezra; Sonny Fleming; Eva Carson Foley; Red Foley; Verne Fredler; Four Hired Hands; Gene and Glenn; Little Genevieve; George Gobel; Dolly Good; Milly Good; Jimmy Gross; Bill Haley; Billy Haley; Dolph Hewitt; Hilltoppers; Salty Holmes; Homer and Jethro; Dock Hopkins; Hoosier Hot Shots; Hoosier Sod Busters; Ken Houchins; Chick Hurt; Don Jacks; Jimmie James; Eileen Jensen; Helen Jensen; Pete Kaye; Joe Kelly; Chuck Kerner; Frank Kettering; Bradley Kincaid; Augie