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Celebration commemorates Louisiana Hayride's 65th anniversary


Saturday was a big night at Shreveport's historic Municipal Auditorium for the 65th anniversary of the Louisiana Hayride.

The Hayride helped introduce some of the music industry's top stars, from Elvis Presley to Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne took to the stage to introduce one of the night's performers: the Louisiana band Dirtfoot.

The band describes itself as "the only front porch, whiskey-swillin', foot-stomping, gypsy, punk, country, grumble, boogie band in the land.

The celebration at the Municipal Auditorium was the first of five "Louisiana Soundtrack Experience" events scheduled to take place throughout the state as part of a year-long celebration of Louisiana's rich musical heritage.

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