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About The Artist
Note: Adapted from Biography on Belmont University web site.
Don Cusic is Curb Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont and a pioneer in Music Business education, having taught courses in the music business since 1982. He is also one of the premier historians of country music, an internationally known scholar and writer. Cusic is the author of 28 books (see below).
Don Cusic has had over 500 articles published since he began writing. He has been the Country and Gospel Editor for Record World and Cashbox, a columnist for Music City News, album reviewer and special correspondent for Billboard and book reviewer for Music Row Magazine. He has worked for the Country Music Association, Monument Records (as head of Artist Development and International Liaison) and, with partner Dan Beck, had a management company that managed Dickie Lee and Riders In The Sky. He is currently the co-host of the International Country Music Conference and editor of the International Country Music Journal.
In addition to his books, articles and liner notes Don Cusic has had songs recorded by Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Stevens, the Lewis Family, Lynn Morris, Linda Davis, Eve Goldberg, Pam Mark Hall, Carroll Baker, Darrell McCall and Chris LeDoux.
Cusic has appeared a number of times on television, including appearances on The PBS News Hour, a number of CMT programs, including the "Controversy" series, "Greatest Patriotic Songs," "Waiting in the Wings" and others; he appeared on a number of TNN shows, including "Life and Times" of Eddy Arnold" and the A&E Biography Series (on Hank Williams). He also appears on two BBC series, "Lost Highway: The History of Country Music" and “White Gospel” and is a featured guest on “Ray Stevens’ Nashville” TV series.