Dixie Hall, wife of Tom T. Hall, leaves a lasting legacy in music

This past Friday, Dixie Hall, the wife of Kentucky native, Tom T. Hall, passed away at the age of 80 years.  She will be remembered for her historic bluegrass and country music songs that she has written – over 500; as well as her laughter and love for her husband.

Back in 2011, I had the opportunity to meet Miss Dixie at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  She and Tom were there to induct Melvin Goins.  She was full of laughter and smiles that night, even up at the podium.

Below are a few photos of that night that I thought I would share.  Be sure to check out The Tennessean’s feature on Dixie Hall by clicking here.  It is amazing how much history and stories she could tell over the years.

Tom T. Hall and Dixie Hall at KY Music Hall of Fame Ceremony – photo by Jessica Blankenship

Tom T. Hall and Dixie Hall at KY Music Hall of Fame Ceremony – photo by Jessica Blankenship
Tom T. Hall and Dixie Hall at KY Music Hall of Fame Ceremony – photo by Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians.  Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award Recipients.  In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky.  She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more.  Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.

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