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Who Joey Kent
What One More 'Ride' - Louisiana Hayride Cast Reunion
When June 27, 2003
Where Shreveport, LA

Giant Louisiana Hayride Cast Reunion - June 27-28, 2003

Contact Joey Kent for more information at (318) 349-4245.

Lots of historic photos are available through Joey's Louisiana Hayride Archives web site as well.

The event is called "One More 'Ride" (as in "Hayride") and promises to be the single largest concentration of classic country music talent ever assembled! Over 50 of the acts that found their way to stardom on the world famous Louisiana Hayride stage will be returning to the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana the weekend of June 27 & 28th for two world class shows.

"One More Ride" is the brainchild of Joey Kent, son of former Hayride owner David Kent who was the show's producer from 1974 to 1987, and Wayne Everett of Kansas City based Scena Records.

"I wanted to pay tribute to the many incredible artists who came from the Hayride, give them one more chance to play the Municipal stage, give their fans one more chance to hear them, and have an unbeatable reunion," Kent said from his home in Shreveport. "Over the past ten years I have assembled an archive of historic photos and recordings from the Louisiana Hayride and am now augmenting it with video interviews of the personalities with an eye towards making the series available for future study."

Kent is working with veteran Hayride announcer Frank Page on a coffee table book about the Hayride featuring dozens of interviews and over 1000 photos from the world famous country show that gave the world Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, Kitty Wells, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Slim Whitman, Webb Pierce and countless others. This historic weekend will wrap up the research phase on the book which will be assembled over the summer in hopes of hitting stores early next year.

Listed below are the particulars of the show. Please contact Joey Kent at the number above for any additional information or to secure press passes for the shows.

What: "One More 'Ride", a Louisiana Hayride Cast reunion

When: Two shows: Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th, both start at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The original home of the Louisiana Hayride, the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, LA.

Tickets are $35 for the first floor (floor seats and orchestra circle), and $25 for second floor (dress circle and balcony). Prices are for EACH show.

Several acts such as Kitty Wells, Johnnie Wright, Homer Bailes, Betty Amos, Jeanette Hicks and others will be playing both shows but both nights feature some different rosters.

Friday, June 27th -

  • Kitty Wells
  • Johnnie Wright
  • Hank Thompson
  • Hank Locklin
  • Homer Bailes
  • Tommy & Debbie Horton
  • The Plainsmen Quartet
  • Jeanette Hicks
  • Betty Amos
  • Ray Hendrix
  • Norma Jean
  • Jimmy Lee
  • James O'Gwynn
  • Van Howard
  • Mitchell Torok
  • Lucy Lynn
  • Koonie Kerry
  • The Geezinslaws
  • Tom Tall
  • Mallie Ann
  • Alvadean & Sandy Coker
  • and more.

Saturday, June 28th

  • Kitty Wells
  • Johnnie Wright
  • The Browns
  • Billy Walker
  • Jimmy C. Newman
  • Buster Doss
  • Homer Bailes
  • Betty Amos
  • Roy Sneed
  • Claude Gray
  • Jeanette Hicks
  • Tony Douglas
  • Jimmy Lee
  • James O'Gwynn
  • Frankie Miller
  • Ginny Wright
  • Smokey Stover
  • Van Howard
  • Tom Tall
  • Ray Hendrix
  • Alvadean & Sandy Coker
  • Mallie Ann
  • and more!

Both nights will be hosted by veteran Louisiana Hayride announcers Frank Page, Norm Bale and Ray Bartlett along with WSM disc jockey and Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs.

Original Hayride band members will include Felton Pruett, Ernest Ferguson, Sonny Harville, Clent Holmes, Sonny Trammel, Don Davis, Cliff Yount, Tom Bishop, Leon Rausch, James Burton, Dino Zimmerman, Bobby Langston, Larry Page, Kenny McCarty, John Peck and more.

You won't see a cast like this again so please get your tickets now from Joey Kent. You may send a check, money order or credit card info (Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express) to:

Hayride Marketing
509 Winesap Drive
Shreveport, LA 71115

or email your charge information to Joey at joeykent@shreve.net
or call Joey at (318)349-4245.

Please include your name, credit card number, expiration date, which night you would like tickets for (hopefully, both!), and how many tickets you would like.

The Municipal Auditorium holds just over 3,000 folks so that means only 6,000 tickets can be sold. Almost a third are gone. Order now to secure your place at this incredibly historical event. All cast members will be inducted into the Louisiana Hayride Hall of Fame portrait gallery in the Municipal Auditorium, and a portion of all proceeds will go to the non-profit Friends Of The Municipal Auditorium for the establishment of a museum in the Muni dedicated to all artists who performed there including all the many wonderful Hayride acts.

Louisiana Hayride Archives
joeykent@shreve.net (318) 349-4245


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