Foglesong, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, came to Nashville in 1970. He has served as president of Capitol Records in Nashville and MCA Records in Nashville; he has been the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association and Country Music Foundation. Among the new talent that he was responsible for signing are three names that especially stand out--Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and George Strait.
Fogelsong joined the Trevecca faculty in 1999.
The CMA Awards will be televised on CBS on November 9, 2004.
The University is proud of Jim Foglesong, his contributions to the country music industry, and this recent accomplishment.