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Jim Foglesong

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July 13, 2014 "I worked on a show here in Nashville many years ago with Leslie, and then visited her in New York later. Just wanted to share my expression of sorrow at your loss. Hope this last year has eased the pain somewhat, and that your life is at peace now.
Fran (used to be Ross) Cole
Antioch, TN" - Fran Cole (Antioch, TN)
December 02, 2013 "I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Foglesong. Grief can be so hard but our loving Heavenly Father can help us to cope.-2 Corinthians 4:7. Also he can give you the strength beyond what is normal. May his love and support help you through this difficult time that you're enduring at this time in your lives." - Marilynn Harmon
July 18, 2013 "Jim was one of the finest gentlemen I've ever known. It was an honor to know him.
May he rest in peace." - Allan Werst (Westlake, TX)
July 16, 2013 "You are in our thoughts and hearts. Many dear memories and prayers will surely bring you comfort. Phillipians 4:6,7" - (GA)
July 15, 2013 "I first came in contact with “Professor Foglesong” when I took Business of Music as an elective credit hour at Vanderbilt in 2001. We struck up a great friendship as I was one of the few Vandy kids in the large class who was legitimately interested in pursuing the music business as a future career path. I saw him as a wealth of knowledge – and was awestruck at his professional experience and signings of some of the most impactful artists this format has ever seen. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Professor Foglesong offered to be a reference for helping me land my first job, and we kept in touch regularly. I was always happy to return to his class every semester at his request for a “guest speaker” when they got around to covering the radio promotion portion of the course material. It was always a joy to meet him for dinner at Noshville prior to the class – and we'd talk about everything under the sun, and even at 90 years of age he still had a genuine interest in learning more and more about the ways the business continues to progress and change. He taught that class up until last year – and he was nearly 90 at that time! His sweet soul & genuine love of music – and experience as a singer & performer that preceded his business career – were some of the things I admired most. The level of integrity that shrouded this man has been a powerful inspiration in my life. What an incredible life and legacy!
- Jordan Pettit, Warner Music Group"
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jim Foglesong, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks' career and was inducted into the...
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