The Louisiana Hayride, the live radio broadcast showcase that helped launch the careers of country and pop artists ranging from Elvis Presley and Hank Williams to Johnny Horton and Faron Young, will return this summer to its original site, the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, La. The Hayride has been held since 1975 at the Hayride Auditorium, about 12 miles from the Municipal Auditorium. The first show on June 12 will be a salute to the Hayride's past. It will reunite Slim Whitman, Nat Stuckey and one of the first families of country music: Kitty Wells, Johnny Wright and Bobby Wright. The show will be carried in Shreveport by KWKH Radio, its local broadcaster through most of the years since its founding in 1948.
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