Starmaker: Jim Halsey

Nashville, OK – Oklahoma exhibit to honor ex-country music manager

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A new exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center will honor Jim Halsey, a one-time country music manager/agent.

The 1,800-square-foot "Starmaker: Jim Halsey and the Legends of Country Music" exhibit will open Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

Halsey was the agent for more than 40 top music stars over the past 60 years and built the largest country music agency in the world. He represented Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, the Judds and many more.

On display will be many items and memorabilia highlighting Halsey's career, including gold and platinum albums, posters, pictures, guitars, contracts and citations.

Halsey, who lives near Tulsa, now runs an institute bearing his name designed to help aspiring members of the music industry.

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