ABC Barn Dance
|ABC Barn Dance|
|Presented by||Hal O'Halloran
Jack Stillwell (hosts)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||February 21 – November 14, 1949|
ABC Barn Dance is an early country and Western music show on American television, a spin-off of the popular radio program National Barn Dance. It also included some folk music. The show aired on Monday nights from February 21–November 14, 1949 on ABC-TV. Originally broadcast from 8:30–9 p.m. Eastern Time, it was moved to 9 p.m. and then to 9:30 p.m.
Filmed at the Eighth Street Theater in Chicago, Illinois, the weekly variety show was hosted by Hal O'Halloran and Jack Stillwell. Several of the radio program's performers appeared, including the Sage Riders (instrumental quartet), Lulu Belle and Scotty, Cousin Tifford, Bob Atcher, the DeZurik Sisters and Holly Swanson.
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