More Foglesong Remembrances

More Foglesong Remembrances: We continue to share recollections of the late Jim Foglesong today from two fellow Country Music Hall-Of-Famers, and a radio perspective:

  • “My whole family is saddened by the passing of Jim. I’ve been around this business for a long time and I’ve never heard anyone say anything but good things about him. He signed me to my first contract in 1981 and has supported my career since – even though he left MCA a long time ago. That’s just the kind of guy he was. We will miss him, but his impact on our music will last forever. Jim, rest in peace my friend.” –George Strait

  • “Jim Foglesong was truly one of my heroes, and he’ll be sorely missed. He was a giant in the industry and the model of a true gentleman. He was incredibly supportive of me as an artist and instrumental in much of the success I’ve enjoyed.” –Don Williams

  • “He was the kindest music industry person I ever met. When I was WKDA/Nashville PD in the mid-’70s, Mr. Foglesong always invited me to his annual house party during the October country music celebration. He and his wife Toni were always very gracious to the radio community. During Fan Fair, there was always a softball tournament and Jim insisted I play on the ABC/Dot Records team, which was a treat each year. (And I realize he was stroking the reporting station.) He was professional and respectful and I looked up to him as a person I’d like to pattern myself after in the business. This morning I devoted an hour of my show highlighting the many artists Mr. Foglesong signed, supported and developed. It was a privilege to study his style and learn from him in the few settings we were together. He surrounded himself with great promotion people like Larry Baunach, Erv Woosley, and Paul Lovelace. I feel a terrific loss. Condolences to Toni and the family.” –Dale Turner, WDKN/Dickson, TN

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