CHICAGO TRIBUNE, JACK HURST
"Jim Halsey, Super Agent"
ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH, DICK RICHMOND
"Country Music's only impresario"
LAS VEGAS SUN, JOE DELANEY
"Halsey's Las Vegas achievements deserve a place in the Guinness Book of World Records"
GARTH BROOKS, COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR
"This guy's a good thing, he's the right thing, and Oklahoma's lucky to have him"
BILLBOARD, DECEMBER 1984
"The 90 Who Will Make It Happen: Jim Halsey"
"Halsey is recognized the world over as the impresario par excellence."
"The man responsible for bringing the International Music Competition to the United States."
THE BEST OF COUNTRY MUSIC, FRED DELLER & RICHARD WOOTTON
"Jim Halsey has been called the single most important man in country music."
LOS ANGELES HERALD EXAMINER, JAMES BACON
"Jim Halsey is to country music what William Morris and I.C.M. are to Hollywood talent."
CHICAGO SUN TIMES, PAT HARRIS
"Halsey was one of the first to recognize the importance of television."
NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, KATHY HAG
"When a country act appears on stage that's the "Show" in show business. But Jim Halsey handles the business - he puts on the show behind the scenes."
WASHINGTON D.C. STAR, BORIS WEINTRAUB
"The man who made Roy Clark famous." "When the going gets tough, Jim Halsey's stars really get going."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, JACK HURST
"Tulsa's titan of country talent today is the top booking and management agency in country music."
LOS ANGELES HERALD EXAMINER, MICHAEL CARMACK
"Halsey turning Country into gold."
TOPEKA (KANSAS) CAPITOL-JOURNAL
"Jim Halsey, the prince of pickin' and grinnin'."
(TWA) AMBASSADOR MAGAZINE, JAMES MORGAN
"When it comes to today's sophisticated marketing of Country Music, Jim Halsey does not play second fiddle to anybody."
MUSIC MANAGEMENT & INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION (DENMARK)
"Halsey's warm sense of artistic creations combined with a very international understanding of culture earns him respect from many nations (as well as from business associates)."
PRAVDA (writing about Halsey's Roy Clark and Oakridge Boys' Russian Tour)
"In one of the songs, sung by the ensemble, they tell about a train, which carries from Florida north fruit, turkeys and various things, in which the fertile land of this state is rich. Figuratively speaking, one could say that today this train makes stops at Moscow, Leningrad and Riga. The American guys and girls sing here of their striving for peace, happiness and love. And this is the best confirmation that people of goodwill always understand one another."
SOVIET LIFE (in interview with Halsey)
"Jim Halsey, the impresario, says: 'We all have the responsibility of improving relations between our people. Artists and performers do this through their art.'"
TULSA WORLD, TOM CARTER
"The man (Halsey) who, more than any other, took country from rural barn dances to the world's finest concert halls."
"Jim Halsey - one of the 100 Country Music Heavies"