As I'm sitting here starting this little piece about Tom T. Hall, word comes in that his wife of forty six years has just passed away. "Miss Dixie" was a force in her own right. She had written with plenty of fine tunesmiths in addition to her husband. One was her friend, Mother Maybelle Carter. She was an animal rights' activist as well as a pioneer in the bluegrass music scene. Miss Dixie was British by birth but American by choice.
Oh, we'll all miss her. Even those of us who didn't know her. My tears and my prayers, though, are for Tom T. If you want to know sad, put on a Tom T. Hall record.