George Jones University Helps New Artists

Posted by Mac McKinnon on 07/16/2008

Country music legend George Jones wants to give up-and-coming musicians a leg up, and what better way than the recently established George Jones University.

The University was established as an intensive seminar program and serves as an outlet to teach the basics of the music industry. It is a two-day seminar held twice a year at the Jones ranch in Franklin, Tennessee.

“It is my pleasure and honor to be able to provide a learning environment for folks who wish to make a career in the music business,” Jones said. “Some of my closest friends and colleagues have made themselves eagerly available to lend their knowledge and experience
to those who want to learn from the best.”

The lineup of instructors has been announced for the September 25-27 seminar and will include:

            -Bob Whittaker, former General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry

            -Helen Cornelius, artist and Grand Ole Opry member

            -Blair Durham, attorney

            -Martha Moore, publicist, So Much More Media

            -Philip K. Lyon, attorney

            -Stephen Cochran, artist on Aria Records

            -Bill Cody, broadcast personality on WSM and GAC

            -Jennifer Pierce, author of the book Breakin’ Into Nashville

“Our goal at George Jones University is to be a resource and a source of strength for our students,” said Tandy Rice, dean of the program. “They come out empowered and prepared.”