The Legacy of Jim Foglesong
You are probably saying “Who is Jim Foglesong and why should I care?” Well, if it wasn’t for Mr. Foglesong, we wouldn’t have had music from some of the greatest artists in Country Music history.
Jim Foglesong died at age 90 this past Tuesday. He started playing music as a kid and was classically trained. He worked his way up at RCA records from converting 78 RPM records to LPs to a management position. He became the first major label president in Nashville and thrived there. The record labels he headed included DOT, Capitol and MCA.
Anyone who knew Jim, and those that only know of him, knew he was the most humble and sweet guy you’d ever meet. He also knew music like the back of his hand. It was Foglesong who was responsible for giving us artists like Don Williams, Barbara Mandrell, the Oak Ridge Boys, Reba, Garth Brooks and George Strait.
You get the drift. He gave us the best of the best. Foglesong worked his magic quietly until he retired in 2012. It’s time to salute a man who made many fans happy without their knowledge. Foglesong is one of many who work behind the scenes to give us the final product of great music and sparkling stars.
Luckily, we honored Jim Foglesong in 2004 with his induction, well deserved, into the Country Music Hall of Fame. See his bio and accomplishments here.
Thanks for the music Jim Foglesong!