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The working title of this film was Western Barn Dance. Sound engineer Ferol Redd's name is misspelled "Farrel Red" in the onscreen credits. According to Hollywood Reporter, producer Jack Schwarz bought the rights to the title Hollywood Barn Dance from the CBS radio network program of the same name. The regional program began on December 4, 1943 and had its last broadcast in 1947. Although Ernest Tubb appears as himself in the picture, the film's story is not based on his life. According to biographical sources, Tubb, who was born near Crisp, Texas in 1914, was aided in his early career by country star Jimmie Rodger's widow and got his first radio job in San Antonio in 1934. He performed on other Texas radio stations in the late 1930s and pioneered the development of honkytonk music. Hollywood Reporter production charts add Charles Williams to the cast, but his participation in the final film has not been confirmed.