Jim Foglesong

Jim Foglesong

About Jim Foglesong

Jim Foglesong (born July 26, 1922 in Lundale, West Virginia) was a Music Row executive in the 1970s and 1980s. Foglesong helped lay the foundation for the new country music boom in the 1990s. As president of Dot, ABC, Capitol Records and MCA, he signed popular artists, among them Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Donna Fargo, Reba McEntire, the Oak Ridge Boys, Con Hunley, George Strait, Tanya Tucker, Sawyer Brown, Suzy Bogguss, Kevin Morris. Foglesong was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Foglesong is a World War II veteran and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He made the move to Nashville with Dot Records. After retiring from the active recording industry, Foglesong became head of the music business department of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. He also teaches a Business of Music class at Vanderbilt University.

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