Bebe Evans, Marcie Allen Van Mol Honored At 12th Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum

Pictured (L-R): CMHOF’s Kyle Young, Abi Tapia, LSMF honoree Bonnie Garner, honoree Marcie Allen, honoree Bebe Evans, Gary Scruggs and CMHOF’s Lisa Purcell attend the Twelfth Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, honoring Bebe Evans and Marcie Allen Van Mol hosted by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on February 26, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Bebe Evans and her niece Marcie Allen Van Mol were honored at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 12th annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Tuesday night (Feb. 26) in the museum’s Ford TheaterThe museum presents the forum annually to recognize music industry leaders who continue the legacy of Louise Scruggs, a formidable businesswoman and trailblazer who set new professional standards in artist management.

In an in-depth interview illustrated with photos, film footage, and recordings, the women discussed their careers and the importance of maintaining an artist-centered focus while embracing industry change. Evans and Van Mol, the daughter and granddaughter of pioneering WLAC disc jockey Bill “Hoss” Allen, grew up in Nashville’s music industry, and channeled the knowledge they received from Allen into remarkable careers of their own.

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