Dixie Hall to be honored at Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum

Dixie Hall posing on the Queen MaryThe Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, an annual event remembering the contributions that Louise made to the business side of bluegrass and country music, will this year honor the late Dixie Hall for her work as a songwriter, publisher, journalist, label head and philanthropist during her life.

The Forum will be held on November 18 in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. There is no cost to attend, but reservations will be required.

Following a reception in the theater lobby at 5:30 p.m., the Forum will begin at 6:30. It will consist of a multi-media presentation narrated by the renowned Nashville music journalist, Peter Cooper, now Editor at the Museum, set to to include never-before-seen photos and videos from Miss Dixie’s life and career. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion, featuring Rita Forrester (granddaughter of A.P. and Sara Carter) from the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA; award-winning producer and songwriter Carl Jackson; and former executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Association Nancy Cardwell, who serves on the Remembering Miss Dixie Committee.

To close out the proceedings, Chris Jones, Sierra Hull, Heather Berry Mabe and other special guests will perform several of Miss Dixie’s songs.

The event is sponsored by the Gibson Foundation, who is covering the costs associated with the Forum.

To obtain reservations, contact the museum by email or by phone at (615) 416-2081. Approximately 200 seats will be available.

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