THIS DAY IN HISTORY (JANUARY 13, 1948) FIRST COUNTRY MUSIC TV SHOW PREMIERED

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There was a time in history where every day did not bombard an individual with frightening events. Times were simpler and the family unit looked forward to the new activity of gathering around the television for some wholesome entertainment. We at CNF thought we would bring you back to this day in history (January 13, 1948) when such a show made it’s premiere on WLW cin.

“Midwestern Hayride” was a show packed with country music and dancing and it was the first of it’s kind. Families every were treated to the golden pipes of Bonnie Lou and the  musical talent of Buster Moore and the two happened to be an east Tennessee married duo. The show featured various musical guests as well.

For much of its run, “Midwestern Hayride” was hosted by Dean Richards. Other veterans of the show included Kenny Price. The show aired until 1972. At the show’s peak, there was a monthslong waiting list for tickets to be in the audience.

For any diehard fans out there you will be happy to know that there are video performances available on You Tube of the lovely Bonnie Lou and extraordinary Buster Moore.