MTSU alumnus and former professor Don Cusic’s new book, Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline, has just been released in October 2018. Cusic, 69, was born in Leonardtown, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, where his love for music allowed him to move to Nashville, Tennessee, as a songwriter and guitar player. He went on to obtain his master’s and doctorate degrees in English from Middle Tennessee State University.