Admission to the Hayride cost 60 cents for adults and 30 cents for children.various colleges and universities around Shreveport and also the Barksdale Air Force Base.
It was a depressing home in a neighborhood that reeked of white poverty.
Elvis Presley never forgot the toilets, the stench from the kitchen facilities, or the degrading appearance of the makeshift rooms.
In many respects the Louisiana Hayride supplanted the Grand Ole Opry in two ways.
Both programs were focus on country music and oriented with its 50,000 watt signals on the same area.
The successes of the times from 1948 to 1960 could no longer be tied and the show was stopped again.
There were plans to restore the Municipal Auditorium and be held the Louisiana Hayride there again.
From 1984 the show was transferred additionally on television.
Three years later they moved back to the Municipal Auditorium.
1948 it is transferred from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, and was surpassed in the 1950s only by the "Grand Ole Opry" in popularity.
The epithet of Hayrides is "Cradle Of The Stars" because the show was known for many musicians as a springboard to a career and for his musical innovation. It had a large balcony that curved around on either side of the stage, and giving the room a natural echo.
Clay and Dean Upson, who belonged to the management of the radio station KWKH in Shreveport. The reception was initially limited to Louisiana and the surrounding states.