The Old American Barn Dance

The Old American Barn Dance is an American country music television series carried by the DuMont Television Network from July 5 to September 13, 1953.

The summer replacement program, hosted by Bill Bailey, aired on Sunday nights from 10:30–11 p.m. Eastern Time. The series was filmed at Kling Studios, 639 N. Fairbank Court at Ohio Street, in Chicago, Illinois. 

Performers included Tennessee Ernie Ford, Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys, the Candy Mountain Girls, the Chordmen, Merle Travis, Kenny Roberts, Johnny Bond, Homer and Jethro, Patsy Montana and the Kentucky Thoroughbreds. 

In 1959, episodes were edited together with segments from Eddy Arnold Time and Jimmy Dean's Town and Country Time (a local Washington, D.C. program) and syndicated by producer Bernard L. Schubert under the title, Your Musical Jamboree.


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