The Louisiana Hayride celebrates legend  Hank Williams and his music this Sunday with a free concert, and you're invited.  It's from 2 until 5 pm at the historic  Strand  Theatre on Louisiana Avenue in downtown Shreveport.

Prior to the show,  a news conference is being held,  announcing "Louisiana Hayride Bi-Centennial Celebrations."   According to the news release,   Lt.  Gov.  Jay Dardenne,  and actors from the new Hank Williams movie,  "The Last Ride,"  will be featured.

The  show will include performers,  Jett Williams,  Hank's daughter,  the Cox Family,  Benjy Gaither, and many other singers and musicians from Louisiana.   The concert is celebrating  " the new beginning of the Louisiana Hayride."

The  show that was heard around the world on AM 1130,   KWKH,  helped jump start the careers of some of  the greatest entertainers in history, including Elvis Presley,  Johnny Cash,  Kitty Wells,  Carl Perkins,  Johnny Horton,   Webb Pierce,   Faron Young,  Jim Reeves,   Slim Whitman and others.

Ken Shepherd and Maggie Warwick will host the news conference and the show.   Everyone is invited to come out and remember Hank as he was in the glory days.

Hank grew up poor in a rural area of South Alabama.  He moved from Montgomery to Shreveport,  where his career took off on The Louisiana Hayride.


Danny Fox and I will be at the Strand Theatre Sunday with AM 1130,   KWKH,  the Home of the Legends, to join in this exciting event.  We hope to see you there!