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Depot X (Premier Event Center) American Hayride Revue presents Concert, Dance and Dinner Buffet. Come on out and enjoy the evening.
A Tribute to the Louisiana Hayride Era (1950-1985). During this time in American Music History a music style emerged that spread like wildfire across our nation and around the world that grabbed the hearts of people from all walks of life. The benchmark venue that originated the "Hayride" music was the world-famous, "Louisiana Hayride." Second only to the Grand Ole Opry, this show was also beamed into homes across our nation by many stations as a live program each weekend. The flagship station and host for this program was KWKH 1130am of Shreveport, La.
Many stars were discovered and given a vehicle to launch their careers. I was privileged to tour for six years with the legendary Tillman Franks and learned many stories and music of these stars. Tillman managed many of these country greats - Claude King, Johnny Horton, Slim Whitman, David Houston to name a few. Tillman was also Manager of the Artists Bureau of the Louisiana Hayride during this era. He booked Hank Williams for the Louisiana Hayride, was involved in the first appearance of Elvis in the mid 1950's at the "Hayride" and promoted many of the artists as they moved up the radio charts.
We invite you to grab a seat or "shake a leg" at one of our "American Hayride Revue" programs. You'll be able to step back in time and gain a fresh appreciation for music today. Unlike many that voice the opinion that, "Country Music ain't what it used to be..." I say, "Country Music is becoming what the world demads of it. Let's remeber and honor our roots and build music that will defy the law of time."
I believe the Louisiana Hayride Era will continue in the annals of music history. Besides, the "American Hayride Revue" is just plain old fun and leaves you with a new love for music. Y'all Come.