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Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
On Sunday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m., Michael D. Doubler, the author of Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story and the great-grandson of Uncle Dave, will give a presentation in the museum’s Performance Theater entitled “Uncle Dave Macon: Unknown Elements of Success.” Mike will explain those key factors in Uncle Dave’s individual background, musical experience, personal attributes, and family setting which helped him to achieve stardom and sustained his career for over three decades. While many music fans know much about Uncle Dave’s professional career, almost nothing is known about these other, critical aspects of his life. Doubler’s talk will be followed by a book-signing of Dixie Dewdrop, essential reading for anyone who loves banjos, Uncle Dave, and good music!
For those wanting to learn more about Uncle Dave and the early roots of country music, this will be an event not to be missed!
This event is free and open to the public.
Michael D. Doubler is a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the great-grandson of Uncle Dave Macon. He has enjoyed a long career as a soldier, scholar, and author. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served for 23 years as an Army officer on active duty and as a full-time National Guardsman. He holds a doctorate degree in history from Ohio State University and has authored several books as well as dozens of articles and special studies. His primary work, Closing with the Enemy: How GIs Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945, received two national book awards. His latest work is Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story, the first ever book-length biography of one of the Grand Ole Opry’s greatest superstars, published by the University of Illinois Press.