Legendary music executive Jim Foglesong dead at 90 - WSMV Channel 4

Legendary music executive Jim Foglesong dead at 90

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Jim Foglesong, the man responsible for signing some of country music's greatest artists died on Tuesday. Foglesong was 90.

As president of multiple record companies, he signed Barbara Mandrell, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and George Strait.

"My family and I are deeply saddened by Jim Fogelsong's passing. Jim's family and mine have shared so many wonderful times together as dear friends for so many years," Mandrell said in a news release.

"He was such an important influence on my career as my record company president for most of the years I spent recording. He was a loving and caring friend who provided thoughtful wisdom and guidance. I have comfort and peace knowing that Jim loved our Lord Jesus Christ and he's with him now."

Foglesong was also a World War II veteran. The West Virginia native was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

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