Remember When The Oak Ridge Boys Appeared on “Dukes of Hazzard?”
Do you remember when The Oak Ridge Boys performed on “Dukes of Hazzard?”
The Oakridge Boys Make a Musical Cameo on “Dukes of Hazzard”
In a memorable episode of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” the popular TV series that follows the adventures of cousins Bo and Luke Duke, an appearance by The Oak Ridge Boys adds a special music cameo to the Hazzard County Speed Trap saga.
As part of this recurring celebrity-appearance addition to the series, The Oak Ridge Boys find themselves using their musical talents to escape a speeding ticket. This marked their second appearance on the show, where they treat viewers to a performance of their 1980 No.1 hit, “Leavin’ Louisiana In the Broad Daylight,” singing at Boss Hogg’s tavern, The Boar’s Nest. The band wow’s the audience in the Dukes’ world, showing off their iconic country sound to Hazzard County.
About “Leavin’ Louisiana In the Broad Daylight”
Originally released in 1979 as the third single from their album The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived, “Leavin’ Louisiana In the Broad Daylight” became the group’s second number one country single.
About “Dukes of Hazzard”
“The Dukes of Hazzard” follows the Duke boys as they navigate life on their family farm in the fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, alongside their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse. The show gained major popularity between the late 70s and early 80s, thanks to its irresistible charm that the Duke cousins brought due to finding themselves constantly in entertaining situations around town.
The beloved ongoing segment that was labeled as “Celebrity Speed Trap,” was introduced by the writers in the second season of the show. The reoccurring bit served as the show’s way of incorporating the latest and most popular country music performers during the time period.