Louise Scruggs profile in American Chronicle

American ChronicleWe found a nice profile of Louise Scruggs in the November 13 edition of American Chronicle, which can be read online. She was married to banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs for more than 50 years when she passed away on February 2, 2006.

The article by John Hood covers her impact managing the careers of Flatt & Scruggs, and later Earl himself as a solo artist and bandleader. It quotes Louise from previous interviews, some included in The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Banjo Man exhibit, which was on display this past spring in Nashville.

One quote describes how she came to take charge of Flatt & Scruggs’ business arrangements:

“He was getting ready to leave one day,” said Louise of her almost accidental entry into the music business. “He was in a hurry. He had a name on a notepad and said ‘Here’s a guy in Virginia. Could you give him a call and see if you can set this date up?’ So I took the name and called the guy and booked the date. When he came back home that night, I said, ‘I got that date for you. Do you have any more calls you want me to make?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I have.'”

And the rest, as they say, is history. Read the article on the American Chronicle web site.

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