Don Cusic


Don Cusic is Curb Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont University. He is the author of a history of country music, Discovering Country Music; biographies of such luminaries as Roger Miller, Eddy Arnold, and Hank Williams; and many other titles, including The Beatles and Country Music, Elvis and Nashville, and Saved by Song: A History of Gospel and Christian Music. As a songwriter, he has contributed songs to recording artists Bobby Bare, Peter Noone, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Stevens, Lynn Morris, and others


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He says the most remarkable thing about Nashville music history is that in 1945 there were no recording studios and no record labels here. But 15 years later, Nashville was a major music center, Music City USA. 

Nashville author, historian & songwriter, Don Cusic, discusses his book Nashville Sound and consulting on Ken Burns Country Music. Cusic can be found as an in-demand speaker on everything involving music and Nashville. He is also a longtime Professor at

The Nashville Sound is unmistakable, no matter what genre of music you enjoy. The plethora of outstanding musicians, live music venues, and record companies has kept the Tennessee city a force in the music industry for decades. Author Don Cusic


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