"The Last Ride"   movie about Hank Williams is showing in Shreveport for a limited time.  The flick already premiered in Cleveland, Ohio, where Hank Williams is inducted into  the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

KWKH gave away 14 pairs of tickets to see the movie,  which depicts that last 72 hours of the legend's life.

 

On Oct. 16th,  Maggie Warwick held a news conference announcing the Shreveport opening of the film in conjunction with a star-studded Louisiana Hayride show that was held that same afternoon at the historic Strand Theatre downtown.

I was privileged to meet all the movers and shakers who are still around making history and bringing back the Louisiana Hayride.  I'm proud to be the current morning show host and assistant program director for KWKH, with its rich history during the heyday of the birth of country legends,  Hank Williams,  Elvis Presley,  Johnny Cash,  Johnny Horton,  Jim Reeves and others.

In fact,  I have several videos for you to enjoy that I'm posting on the KWKH website.  These are all videos I took with my BlackBerry,  so the quality may not be the best, but you'll get a sense of how exciting this event was.

First,  here's a snippet of the news conference with Maggie Warwick from the Louisiana Hayride Foundation.

Here's Jett Williams speaking to the media:

Actors from the movie, "The Last Ride"

Shotgun Ken Shepherd, Norman Bales and Tom Pace talking about the old days of KWKH and the Louisiana Hayride.

Songwriters Benji Gaither and Tony Ramey singing "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

Jett Williams singing "Your Cheatin' Heart"

Benji Gaither and Tony Ramey, who co-wrote "The Last Ride" for the movie about Hank

Jett Williams and the Hayride gang finale, "Jambalaya"