Jim Halsey Biography

Dr. Jim Halsey has presented country music performances all over the world, in many places, for the first time. His 1976 tour, presenting Roy Clark and The Oak Ridge Boys in the Soviet Union won praise both culturally and in diplomatic circles. Roy Clark's successful return tour of the USSR in 1988 was the subject of an award-winning television documentary. He has expanded the horizons of country music into Europe and Asia, while maintaining one of the most highly skilled and motivated booking and management companies in the world. The booking agency division of The Jim Halsey Company, Inc., was sold to the William Morris Agency in 1990 where he remained a consultant for several years. 

Jim Halsey's focus the past several years has been directed toward education. From 1995-1999 Halsey created and served as director of the award-winning Music and Entertainment Business Program at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Additionally, Halsey has lectured and taught extensively at colleges and universities around the world, and was a Visiting Professor at HED Music College in Yehud, Israel.

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