This book is an examination of northwest Louisiana's unique musical milieu, home to the Louisiana Hayride, a groundbreaking radio barn dance between 1948 and 1960. The region's history, geography, race relations, media, and other forces set the stage for the Hayride's critical role in both country music and rock-and-roll.
Tracey E. W. Laird, Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Agnes Moore College
"a solid piece of work. It is punctuated with rare photographs" - Steve Morewood, Country Music People