Bebe Evans and her niece, Marcie Allen Van Mol, the daughter and granddaughter of pioneering WLAC disc jockey Bill “Hoss” Allen, grew up in the Nashville music industry. Both women learned from the “Hoss Man” and channeled that knowledge into remarkable careers of their own. Evans has worked for Charlie Daniels for nearly forty years and is now director of touring. She has coordinated many international tours and dozens of iterations of Daniels’s Volunteer Jam all-star benefit concert, and she has overseen his recording and book projects. Evans was an honoree at the 2013 SOURCE Awards, recognizing women in Nashville’s music industry.
As president and founder of MAC Presents, Van Mol is a leader in brokering creative, high-profile partnerships between corporate brands such as AT&T, Citi, Verizon, and Southwest Airlines, and recording artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Chance the Rapper, the Rolling Stones, and Keith Urban. Before founding MAC Presents, Van Mol owned MAD Booking and Events, where she produced hundreds of concerts and festivals around the South. She is an adjunct professor at NYU and has been prominently ranked in various Billboard power ratings. This interview will be illustrated with photos, film footage, and recordings. Co-presented by CMT and First Tennessee and supported by Gibson Foundation, the Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum is presented annually to honor music industry leaders who continue the legacy of trailblazer Louise Scruggs, a formidable businesswoman who set new professional standards in artist management. Ford Theater. Free and open to the public. The program will be streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.