WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2004

                           DIRECT GENERAL CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           Tennessee                   000-50360                62-1564496
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission File Number)       (IRS Employer
       of incorporation)                                  Identification Number)

         1281 Murfreesboro Road
          Nashville, Tennessee                                         37217
(Address of principal executive offices)                             (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (615) 399-4700

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Item 7.        Financial Statements and Exhibits.

         (a)   Not applicable.

         (b)   Not applicable.

         (c)   Exhibits.

               The following exhibit is filed herewith and made a part hereof:

               Exhibit No.               Description

               99       --       Press Release dated June 8, 2004

Item 9.        Regulation FD Disclosure.

         On June 8, 2004,  Direct General  Corporation (the "Company")  issued a
press release announcing that Jacqueline C. Adair,  Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer of the Company, Tammy R. Adair, Executive Vice President
of the Company and the William C. Adair,  Jr.  Trust  (Tammy  Adair as Trustee),
have  adopted a personal  trading plan in  accordance  with the  Securities  and
Exchange  Commission's Rule 10b5-1 and in compliance with the Company's policies
with  respect to insider  sales of the  Company's  common  stock.  A copy of the
Company's  press  release  is  attached  to this  Current  Report on Form 8-K as
Exhibit 99.


         Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:    June 8, 2004

                                         DIRECT GENERAL CORPORATION

                                         By:  /s/ Ronald F. Wilson
                                              Ronald F. Wilson
                                              Corporate Secretary