Elvis Presley performed on the radio version of the program in 1954 and made his first television appearance on the television version of Louisiana Hayride on March 3,1955. First broadcast on April 3,1948 from the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Shreveport, Horace Hoss Logan was the original producer, the show was soon made into a Broadway attraction called Louisiana Hayride. Within a year of its debut, the program was so popular that a regional 25-station network was set up to broadcast portions of the show, the flagship station of the program was KWKH/1130 in Shreveport. Horace Logan continued to produce Louisiana Hayride until 1957, in 1999, Logan published a book about the Hayride that received acclaim from reviewers such as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Beginning with the successful first show on April 3,1948, while the Opry, the Jubilee and the Hayride all showcased established stars, the Hayride was where talented, but virtual unknowns, were given exposure to a large audience.
By mid-1954, a special 30-minute portion of Louisiana Hayride was being broadcast every Saturday on the AFN Pacific channel of the United Kingdom Scottish Forces Radio Network, on October 16 of that year, Elvis Presley appeared on the radio program. On March 3,1955, Presley made his first television appearance on the version of The Louisiana Hayride, carried by KSLA-TV. Within a few years and roll had come to dominate the music scene, however, KWKH continued to use the Louisiana Hayride name for packaged music tours throughout the 1960s on a bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly basis, finally ending operations entirely in 1969. In August 1974, Shreveport businessman David Kent mounted a country music show originally called Hayride U. S. A. which was retitled Louisiana Hayride in 1975 after KWKH agreed to let Kent use the name. Barney Cannon, a KWKH deejay, became a specialist on the history of music, KWKH. In August 2009, the Louisiana Hayride was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, in 2009, after several years of litigation over the Louisiana Hayride name and trademark, a federal court ruled that Margaret Lewis Warwick owned the rights to the name.
As of May 31,2012, KWKH had changed to a sports format and ceased producing the classic country music format reminiscent of the Hayride era
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
This includes singers, disc jockeys, and others. A museum, a large room, and a gift shop comprise the major areas of interest within the facility. The multi-purpose room can be configured to serve as a hall or a dining room. It is covered with photographs from local and regional history. The museum contains information panels that cover each inductees career and accomplishments through text, photographs, in the center of the exhibit area, a replica of a 1930s theater marquee reminds visitors of the role of country music in film. A juke box nearby allows visitors to select the songs that they wish to hear played while touring the museum. The marquee serves as the entrance to the Tex Ritter Museum, a native of Panola County, Ritter was one of the first singers inducted into the hall of fame when it was established in 1998. There is an exhibit on Ritters son, John Ritter. Plans are underway to double the size of the hall of fame in the area immediately to the rear of the building, the museum is located at 301 West Panola near the intersection of U. S.
Museum hours are 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Monday through Saturday, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Every Saturday evening, a Country Music Hayride is offered at the Esquire Theatre in downtown Carthage, list of museums in East Texas Texas Country Music Hall of Fame/Tex Ritter Museum
Chickasha /ˈtʃɪkəʃeɪ/ is a city in and the county seat of Grady County, United States. The population was 16,036 at the 2010 census, Chickasha is home to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The city is named for, and strongly connected to Native American heritage, Chickasha was founded by Hobart Johnstone Whitley, a land developer, banker and Rock Island Railroad executive. The founding took place in 1892 when the Chicago, Rock Island, a post office was established in June 1892. One of the earliest industrial plants to come to Chickasha was the Chickasha Cotton Oil Company, in 1908, the Oklahoma Industrial Institute and College for Girls was established in Chickasha. A local rancher named J. B, Sparks donated land for the school in memory of his daughter, Nellie. The girl was a Chickasaw descendent, and the land had been part of her allotment, the Nellie Sparks Dormitory commemorated her. The school was renamed as the Oklahoma College for Women in 1916 and it became coeducational in 1965, and was renamed the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts.
It was renamed again in 1975 as the University of Science, the Wilson and Bonfis Flying School opened in October 1941 to train cadets of the U. S. Army Air Force. Over eight thousand cadets completed training there during World War II, after the war, the facility became the Chickasha Municipal Airport. Also during the war, the built and used Borden General Hospital. This site now contains Grady Memorial Hospital, Five Oaks Medical Group, Southern Plains Medical Center, a prisoner of war camp established in 1944 is now the site of the Grady County Fairgrounds. Chickasha is located west of the center of Grady County at 35°2′18″N 97°56′46″W, the city is 42 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, which is accessible via Interstate 44. I-44 passes through the southeast side of the city, with access from Exits 80 and 83, U. S. Route 62 runs through the city as Choctaw Avenue, leading east and northeast 18 miles to Blanchard and west 18 miles to Anadarko. U. S. Route 81 passes through the city center, leading south 40 miles to Duncan, U. S.
Route 277 enters Chickasha from the south with US81 and leaves to the east with US62. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 22.1 square miles, of which 0.04 square miles. The Washita River flows through the end of the city, turns south. As of the 2010 Census, there were 16,036 people,6,374 households, from 2000 to 2010, the Chickasha city population growth percentage was 1. 2%
June Carter Cash
Valerie June Carter Cash was an American singer, actress, dancer and author who was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. Prior to her marriage to Cash, she was known as June Carter. She played the guitar, banjo and autoharp, Carter Cash won five Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She was ranked number 31 in CMTs 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2003, June Carter Cash was born Valerie June Carter in Maces Spring, Virginia, to Maybelle Carter and Ezra Carter. She was born into country music and performed with the Carter Family from the age of 10, the new group first aired on radio station WRNL in Richmond, Virginia, on June 1. Doc and Carl —Maybelles brother and cousin, known as The Virginia Boys, joined them in late 1945. June, 16, was a co-announcer with Ken Allyn and did the commercials on the shows for Red Star Flour, Martha White. For the next year, the Carters and Doc and Carl did show dates within driving range of Richmond, through Virginia, Delaware, June said she had to work harder at her music than her sisters, but she had her own special talent—comedy.
A highlight of the shows was her Aunt Polly comedy routine. Carl McConnell wrote in his memoirs that June was a natural-born clown and she attended John Marshall High School during this period. After Doc and Carl dropped out of the business in late 1946, Maybelle. After a while there, they moved to WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1949, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, with their lead guitarist, were living in Springfield and performing regularly at KWTO. Atkins reputation as a player had begun to spread. Finally, in 1950, Opry management relented and the group, along with Atkins, here the family befriended Hank Williams and Elvis Presley, and June met Johnny Cash. June and her sisters, with mother Maybelle and aunt Sara joining in time to time. With her thin and lanky frame, June Carter often played a comedic foil during the groups performances alongside other Opry stars Faron Young and Webb Pierce. While June Carter Cash may be best known for singing and songwriting, she was an author, actress, philanthropist, director Elia Kazan saw her perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and encouraged her to study acting.
She studied with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, June was Momma James in The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James
Find a Grave
Find a Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry. com, the worlds largest for-profit genealogy company, the site was created in 1995 by Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton to support his hobby of visiting the burial sites of celebrities. He added an online forum, Find a Grave was launched as a commercial entity in 1998, first as a trade name and incorporated in 2000. The site expanded to include graves of non-celebrities, in order to allow visitors to pay respect to their deceased relatives or friends. In 2013, Tipton sold Find a Grave to Ancestry. com, burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history. In a September 30,2013, press release, Ancestry, as of March 2017, Find a Grave contained over 159 million burial records and 75 million photos. The website contains listings of cemeteries and graves from around the world, american cemeteries are organized by state and county, and many cemetery records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries and gravesites.
Individual grave records may contain dates and places of birth and death, biographical information and plot information, Interment listings are added by individuals, genealogical societies, and other institutions such as the International Wargraves Photography Project. Contributors must register as members to submit listings, called memorials, the submitter becomes the manager of the listing but may transfer management. Only the current manager of a listing may edit it, although any member may use the features to send correction requests to the listings manager. Managers may add links to other listings of deceased spouses, members may post requests for photos of a specific grave, these requests will be automatically sent to other members who have registered their location as being near that grave. Find a Grave maintains lists of memorials of famous persons by their claim to fame, such as Medal of Honor recipients, religious figures, Find a Grave exercises editorial control over these listings.
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Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid 1950s. The terms popular music and pop music are used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular. Pop and rock were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were used in opposition from each other. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other such as urban, rock, Latin. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a format, as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes. David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, according to Pete Seeger, pop music is professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music, the music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz and novelty songs.
Pop music, as a genre, is seen as existing and developing separately, pop music continuously evolves along with the terms definition. The term pop song was first recorded as being used in 1926, Hatch and Millward indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country and hillbilly music. The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that while pops earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience. Since the late 1950s, pop has had the meaning of non-classical mus, usually in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles. Grove Music Online states that, in the early 1960s pop music competed terminologically with beat music, while in the USA its coverage overlapped with that of rock and roll. From about 1967, the term was used in opposition to the term rock music. Whereas rock aspired to authenticity and an expansion of the possibilities of music, pop was more commercial, ephemeral. It is not driven by any significant ambition except profit and commercial reward, and, in musical terms, it is essentially conservative.
It is, provided from on high rather than being made from below, pop is not a do-it-yourself music but is professionally produced and packaged. The beat and the melodies tend to be simple, with limited harmonic accompaniment, the lyrics of modern pop songs typically focus on simple themes – often love and romantic relationships – although there are notable exceptions
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. The city of Lafayette is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 127,657 according to 2015 U. S. Census estimates and it is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a 2015 estimated population of 490,488. The larger trade area or Combined Statistical Area of Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City CSA was 627,146 in 2015, Lafayette is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Its nickname is The Hub City, the American city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by Jean Mouton, a French-speaking man of Acadian descent. In 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette, who fought with, the citys economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industries became dominant. Lafayette is considered the center of Acadiana, the area of Cajun and Creole culture in Louisiana and it developed following the relocation of Acadians after their expulsion by the British from eastern Canada in the late 18th century following Frances defeat in the Seven Years War.
There is a strong Louisiana Creole influence in the area, Lafayette is located at 30°13′N 92°2′W and has an elevation of 36 feet. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 49.2 square miles. Lafayette is located on the West Gulf Coastal Plain, what is now Lafayette was part of the seabed during the earlier Quaternary Period. During this time, the Mississippi River cut a 325-foot-deep valley between what is now Lafayette and Baton Rouge and this valley was filled and is now the Atchafalaya Basin. Lafayette is located on the rim of this valley. This land, called the southwestern Louisiana Prairie Terrace, is higher up and not made of wetland like much of the areas to the south. The Vermilion River runs through the center of Lafayette, other significant waterways in the city are Isaac Verot Coulee, Coulee Mine, Coulee des Poches and Coulee Ile des Cannes, which are natural drainage canals that lead to the Vermilion River. Lafayettes climate is described as humid subtropical using Köppen climate classification, Lafayette is typical of areas along the Gulf of Mexico in that it has hot, humid summers and mild winters.
As of the census of 2010, there were 120,623 people,43,506 households, the population density was 2,316.7 people per square mile. There were 46,865 housing units at a density of 984.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 68. 23% White,28. 51% African American,0. 25% Native American,1. 44% Asian,0. 02% Pacific Islander,0. 58% from other races, and 0. 97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7. 88% of the population
Hank Williams Jr.
Randall Hank Williams, known professionally as Hank Williams Jr. is an American singer and musician. His musical style is considered a blend of Southern rock, blues. He is the son of country music singer Hank Williams and the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Samuel Williams. Williams began his career by following in his fathers footsteps, singing his fathers songs. Williams own style evolved as he struggled to find his own voice and place within the country music industry. This trend was interrupted by a fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8,1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, from which he earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside the country music industry. As a multi-instrumentalist, Williams repertoire of skills include guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, steel guitar, dobro, keyboards, harmonica and drums.
From 1989 until October 2011, a version of his song All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight was used as the opening for broadcasts of Monday Night Football, Williams was born on May 26,1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After his fathers death in 1953, he was raised by his mother, while he was a child, a number of contemporary musicians visited his family, who influenced and taught him various music instruments and styles. Among these figures of influence were Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Earl Scruggs, Lightnin Hopkins, Williams first stepped on the stage and sang his fathers songs when he was eight years old. In 1964, he made his debut with Long Gone Lonesome Blues. Williams provided the voice of his father in the 1964 film Your Cheatin Heart. He recorded an album of duets with recordings of his father, by the mid-1970s Williams began to pursue a musical direction that would eventually make him a superstar. While recording a series of successful songs, Williams began a heavy pattern of both drug and alcohol abuse.
Hank Williams Jr. and Friends, often considered his watershed album was the product of these then-groundbreaking collaborations, in 1977 Williams recorded and released One Night Stands and The New South, and worked closely with his old friend Waylon Jennings on the song Once and For All. On August 8,1975 Williams was nearly killed in a mountain-climbing accident, while he was climbing Ajax Peak in Montana, the snow beneath him collapsed and he fell almost 500 feet onto rock. He suffered multiple skull and facial fractures, the incident was chronicled in the semi-autobiographical, made-for-television film Living Proof, The Hank Williams Jr. Story
Carthage is a city in Panola County, United States. This city is one hundred and fifty miles southeast of Dallas, the population was 6,779 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Panola County, and is situated in East Texas near the Louisiana state line. According to the United States Census Bureau, Carthage has an area of 10.5 square miles. As of the census of 2010, there were 6,779 people,2,628 households, the population density was 645.6 people per square mile. There were 2,909 housing units at a density of 277.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69. 5% White,21. 1% African American,0. 5% Native American,0. 7% Asian,6. 5% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 11. 0% of the population. 30. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14. 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04. In the city, the population was out with 24. 6% under the age of 18,11. 2% from 18 to 24,23. 9% from 25 to 44,24. 1% from 45 to 64.
The median age was 35.9 years, for every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males, as of the 2000 Census, the median income for a household in the city was $31,822, and the median income for a family was $37,031. Males had an income of $33,080 versus $21,473 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,332, about 11. 8% of families and 13. 2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15. 2% of those under age 18 and 12. 9% of those age 65 or over. The film Bernie is an account of a celebrated murder in Carthage. The City of Carthage is served by the Carthage Independent School District, there is the two-year Panola College, a community college located across from Carthage City Hall. The Carthage Bulldogs football team won their state title in six years in 2013 against Kilgore at AT&T Stadium. The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is located in Carthage, the Jim Reeves Memorial is located just on the outskirts of Carthage, east on U. S.79.
Reeves and Ritter were from the unincorporated communities of Galloway and Murvaul
BIBSYS is an administrative agency set up and organized by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway. They are a provider, focusing on the exchange and retrieval of data pertaining to research. BIBSYS are collaborating with all Norwegian universities and university colleges as well as research institutions, Bibsys is formally organized as a unit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, located in Trondheim, Norway. The board of directors is appointed by Norwegian Ministry of Education, BIBSYS offer researchers and others an easy access to library resources by providing the unified search service Oria. no and other library services. They deliver integrated products for the operation for research. As a DataCite member BIBSYS act as a national DataCite representative in Norway and thereby allow all of Norways higher education, all their products and services are developed in cooperation with their member institutions. The purpose of the project was to automate internal library routines, since 1972 Bibsys has evolved from a library system supplier for two libraries in Trondheim, to developing and operating a national library system for Norwegian research and special libraries.
The target group has expanded to include the customers of research and special libraries. BIBSYS is an administrative agency answerable to the Ministry of Education and Research. In addition to BIBSYS Library System, the product consists of BISBYS Ask, BIBSYS Brage, BIBSYS Galleri. All operation of applications and databases is performed centrally by BIBSYS, BIBSYS offer a range of services, both in connection with their products and separate services independent of the products they supply
Ring of Fire (song)
Ring of Fire, or The Ring of Fire, is a song written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and recorded by Johnny Cash. The single appears on Cashs 1963 album, Ring of Fire, the song was originally recorded by Junes sister, Anita Carter, on her Mercury Records album Folk Songs Old and New as Ring of Fire. Ring of Fire was ranked No.4 on CMTs 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music in 2003, the song was recorded on March 25,1963, and became one of the biggest hits of Cashs career, staying at number one on the country chart for seven weeks. It was certified Gold on January 21,2010, by the RIAA and has sold over 1.2 million digital downloads. Although Ring of Fire sounds ominous, the term refers to falling in love – which is what June Carter was experiencing with Johnny Cash at the time. Some sources claim that Carter had seen the phrase Love is like a ring of fire. She worked with Kilgore on writing a song inspired by this phrase as she had seen her uncle do in the past and she had written, There is no way to be in that kind of hell, no way to extinguish a flame that burns, burns.
Cashs first wife, Vivian Liberto, offers a different conception of Ring of Fire in her book I Walked the Line. She contends that June Carter Cash was not a co-writer of the song, To this day and she didnt write that song any more than I did. The truth is, Johnny wrote that song, while pilled up and drunk, All those years of her claiming she wrote it herself, and she probably never knew what the song was really about. Liberto claims that Cash decided to give Carter co-writer status because She needs the money, the song was originally recorded by Junes sister, Anita Carter, on her Mercury Records album Folk Songs Old and New as Ring of Fire. Mercury released Anitas version as a single and it was a pick hit in Billboard magazine. After hearing Anitas version, Cash claimed he had a dream where he heard the song accompanied by Mexican horns, Cash stated, Ill give you about five or six more months, and if you dont hit with it, Im gonna record it the way I feel it. Cash noted that adding trumpets was a change to his basic sound, when the song failed to become a major hit for Anita, Cash recorded it his own way, adding the mariachi-style horns.
This sound was used in the song It Aint Me Babe. Mother Maybelle and the Carter sisters are featured in the Cash recording singing harmony. Cash tinkered with a few of the phrases in Anita Carters version of the song. Cashs daughter Rosanne has stated, The song is about the power of love and thats what it has always meant to me