Sept. 27, 2010 04:47 PM
In the tradition of Jimmie Davis, country singer and Lieutenant Governor candidate Sammy Kershaw of Lafayette will be singing his way across the state this week, leading up to Saturday's election. In the tradition of Jimmie Davis, country singer and Lieutenant Governor candidate Sammy Kershaw of Lafayette will be singing his way across the state this week, leading up to Saturday's election. The "Real People of Louisiana Hayride" partly takes its name from the Kershaw tune "Real People," a major theme of the campaign. The candidate is expected to speak and perform at each of the stops, which bypasses metropolitan areas (including Lafayette) in favor of more rural, small town outposts. The Kershaw caravan will be hitting eight stops a day over the next five days. Today, the tour starts at 9 a.m. at the Piggly Wiggly in Kaplan, then hits El Camino's in Abbeville at 10 a.m. and the Lowe's in New Iberia at 11:15. The afternoon schedule includes stops at the Opelousas Piggly Wiggly (1 p.m.), Cowboy's in Scott (2:15 p.m.), Young's in Crowley (3:30 p.m.), Founders Park Civic Center in Jennings (4:30 p.m.) before ending in Lake Charles. See the full schedule here.