Beyond Country Music
As KWKH's Louisiana Hayride continued to bloom, they scheduled a guest appearance for Elvis Presley. From that moment a new sapling was planted which exposed its country roots. Ironically, Presley's ascendance to fame, for Louisiana Hayride marked the show's gradual decline. Throughout the postwar decades, the United States experienced the most radical social upheaval it had seen since the Civil War and this resulted in the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment. Shreveport's 1950s music scene emerged from the dynamic postwar era that wrought rockabilly.
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