Where is Tom T. Hall and what is he doing?
—Phil L., Indiana
The singer/songwriter from Olive Hill, Ky. (pop. 1,813), lives with his wife, who is known as Miss Dixie, in Franklin, Tenn. (pop. 41,842). Though Hall retired six years ago, he and his wife are still active musically. “We built an acoustic music studio on the farm and spend our time writing bluegrass songs and helping struggling young bands get a start in the music business,” Hall, 68, says. The Halls recently received the International Bluegrass Music Association’s distinguished service award for their work. The couple also has homes in Virginia and Florida and spends time traveling between them and writing songs along the way.