CTV Television Network

Cross Canada Barndance

Network: CTV Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1961 to 1962

Broadcast Medium: Television

Colorful producer Syd Banks, who was responsible for producing several of CTV’s early shows, gave the nation this weekly compilation of various country music acts taped in different parts of Canada. It was the forerunner of several similarly styled country shows that ran on CTV over many years, and took advantage of the significant array of talents available in this genre.

The one-hour program ran on Saturday nights at 11:00pm in the network’s first season, 1961-62.

Written by Pip Wedge – August, 2002