This post is a contribution from Brad Davis. Brad is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and recording engineer who has worked with a literal who’s-who of bluegrass music. Visit Brad online at braddavismusic.com.
As I sit here and hold back the tears, I have just heard the news that Louise Scruggs, the wife of folk legend Earl Scruggs had passed away this afternoon at 2:05 p.m. I never thought it would hit me this hard. I guess you never know ’till it happens. Her personality and presence had such a strong influence on my own life. She was a brave woman that was as focused as any man I’ve ever worked with. She’d step up to a challenge, re-adjust that strong look of confidence on her face comand all attention.
I’ve heard some say she was very cold or rude because of her quietness and stern business face, but the Louise I had the pleasure of knowing was a sweet and kind individual that, at all times, let you know where she stood. I could call her up, impersonating either Carl Childers or Johnn Cash, and make her laugh.
Louise, we love you and you won’t soon be forgotten. My prayers go out to Earl, Gary, Randy, Huge and family members.
Farewell country music’s greatest lady, Louise Scruggs.