Her first successful song was Dave
Dudley's "Truck Driving Son of a Gun." When she got to the BMI
awards dinner, she was seated with another developing songwriter, Tom T.
Hall. After they married in 1968, she put the music aside for raising dogs
and animal-abuse issues, as well as being an editor for Music City News. When
Tom T. retired from the road, her writing bug came back strong, and she became
the most successful female writer of bluegrass songs.
Miss Dixie passed after a long
illness at age 80, and Busgal gets five points for the hit and five for the