Public Programs

The Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum

The Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, made possible by Gibson Gives and presented for the first time in 2007, was created to honor a music industry leader who represents the legacy of pioneer Louise Scruggs. Her understanding of music and musical trends, coupled with her formidable business acumen, allowed her to steer her husband Earl Scruggs’s career toward ever-widening audiences. In 1955, she began booking and managing the Flatt & Scruggs show, and she continued to guide her husband’s career until her passing in February 2006. As the first woman in country music to assume these roles, she set new standards for the industry. ​

Just Announced: Fourteenth Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Honoring Kay West

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will honor acclaimed writer and music industry leader Kay West at its 14th annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater.

Program presented by Gibson Gives

Gibson Gives

Watch Interviews with Past Honorees

Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Include:

  • Kay Clary (2013)
  • Bebe Evans and Marcie Allen Van Mol (2019)
  • Bonnie Garner (2010)
  • Dixie Hall (2015)
  • Cindy Mabe (2018)
  • Mary Martin (2009)
  • Bev Paul (2020)
  • Nancy Shapiro (2012)
  • Denise Stiff (2007)
  • Liz Theils (2008)
  • Traci Thomas (2017)
  • Sarah Trahern (2011)
  • Jo Walker-Meador (2014)

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