Music Executive Jim Foglesong Dies at Age 90

GAC extends condolences to the family and friends of music industry executive Jim Foglesong. Country Aircheck reports the Country Music Hall of Famer passed away this morning at the age of 90. No further details are known at this time and arrangements are pending. Foglesong is credited with giving record deals to both Garth Brooks [...] Read More

Ferlin Husky, Billy Sherrill Join the Hall of Fame

Some of music’s finest talents — Ronnie Milsap, Shelby Lynne, Craig Morgan, Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill — were among a bevy of significant artists and Music Row executives who witnessed Sunday’s induction of two new members to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Ferlin Husky and songwriter-producer Billy Sherrill. In a here-today-gone-tomorrow culture, the names might not ring familiar to everyone. A girl in her 20s outside the Hall asked at the end of the night about Sunday’s soiree, then shrugged her shoulders in a “Who?” sort of manner when told the names of the inductees. But both men provided important building blocks to get the genre to the mainstream idiom it is today. Read More