Starmaker: Jim Halsey & the Legends of Country Music
August 2011 – December 2012
Jim Halsey is a legend in the music business. From his headquarters in Tulsa, he built a talent agency with a client list that is a Who’s Who in the industry. Along the way, he helped transform country music from a regional attraction to an international phenomenon.
On display will be many items and memorabilia highlighting key events in Jim’s career. Gold and platinum albums representing over 27,500,000 albums sold by his many artists ranging from Hank Thompson, Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire, The Judds, Clint Black, Tammy Wynette, Freddy Fender, and Don Williams are on display. The exhibit also features a short video about Jim’s prolific career. Artifacts on display include performance outfits from artists he has represented and selections from Jim Halsey’s extensive collection of autographed guitars. Also featured are items from a 1976 Soviet Tour by Halsey clients Roy Clark and the Oak Ridge Boys.