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Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Tracey E. W. Laird


The Louisiana Hayride was broadcast from Shreveport, Louisiana, and reached listeners in over twenty-eight states, luring them to packed performances of the Hayride's road show. By tracing the dynamic history of the Hayride and its sponsoring station, the book reveals the critical role that this part of northwestern Louisiana played in the development of both country music and rock and roll. Sitting between the Old South and the West, this one-time frontier town provided an ideal setting for the cross-fertilization of musical styles. The scene was shaped by the region's easy mobility, the pres ... More

Keywords: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, country music, rock and roll, Huddie Ledbetter, Jimmie Davis, You Are My Sunshine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195167511
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracey E. W. Laird, author
Agnes Moore College