Bernie Smith

Date: 1993 May 17
Length: 135 min.
Call Number: OHC269


Country musician. Longtime staff musician at radio station WHAS and WHAS-TV Louisville. Appeared on several radio and television shows during the 1950s-1960s, including Hayloft Hoedown.

Interview Summary

1993 May 17
(2 hours, 15 minutes)
Guitarist and banjo player Bernie Smith talks about his career. Discussion includes his early radio and television appearances; working with Clayton McMichen; his recording work, including his work on Patsy Montana’s “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart”; working with Rex Allen; his banjo playing; working on Hayloft Hoedown; working at WHAS, Louisville; joining Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch; working with Lulu Belle & Scotty; working at WLS-Chicago; and memories from the different shows and stations he worked at during his career.