Cusic, Don

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CUSIC, Don. American, b. 1948. Genres: Music, Biography. Career: Country Music Association, staff writer, 1973-74; Record World, country and gospel editor, 1974-76; Monument Records, director of artist development, 1976-77; New Horizon Management, co-president, 1978-79; Cashbox, country and gospel editor, 1979-80; Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, professor of recording industry, 1982-94; Belmont University, Nashville, TN, professor of music business, 1994-. Publications: Sandi Patti: The Voice of Gospel, 1988; The Sound of Light: A History of Gospel Music, 1990; Randy Travis: King of the New Traditionalists, 1990; The Poet as Performer, 1991; Reba McEntire: Country Music's Queen, 1991; Cowboys and the Wild West: An A-Z Guide from the Chisholm Trail to the Silver Screen, 1994; Hank Williams: The Complete Lyrics, 1994; Willie Nelson: Lyrics, 1995; Music in the Market, 1996; Eddy Arnold, 1997; Merle Haggard: Poet of the Common Man, 2002. Contributor to magazines. Address: Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]