Tennessee Music Pathways Marker Dedication for Louise Scruggs in Smith County, Tennessee

June 6, 2024

The Tennessee Music Pathways marker for Louise Scruggs was revealed on Friday, May 31, 2024 on the lawn of the Historic Smith County Courthouse at 211 Main Street in Carthage, TN.

·Ashley DeRossett, Tennessee Dept. of Tourist Development, Billy Woodard, Smith County Chamber of Commerce, Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason, and Scruggs family members participated in the dedication. To see to full video of this historic event click below.

Louise Scruggs was a native of Smith County’s Grant community near Carthage, Tennessee, She was a pivotal figure in popularizing bluegrass music, managing her husband Earl Scruggs and his partner Lester Flatt from 1956 to 1969 through their rise to popularity.

Tennessee Music Pathways is an online planning guide that connects visitors to the state’s rich musical heritage at tnmusicpathways.com. From the largest cities to the smallest communities, Tennessee Music Pathways stretches across all 95 counties and features hundreds of landmarks from the seven genres of music that call Tennessee home.