In class with a legend

Last night I had the honor and privilege of attending Jim Foglesong’s class at Vanderbilt University called “The Business of Music.”

As I watched and listened to his most modest of personal introduction, all I could think was how unbelievably lucky this group of students are to share their next 14 weeks with the man. At 86-years young, his opening line to the class was, “I’m Professor Foglesong. I know you were probably expecting somebody older.”

Foglesong eventually began to delve into his remarkable past, but it’s amazing how many accomplishments are left out in that type of setting. He shared part of a video from the time he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (including interviews about him from Garth Brooks and The Oak Ridge Boys).

I did an interview with this WWII veteran in July 2009. Check it out here.


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