After building powerhouse country music booking agency The Jim Halsey Company and selling it to the William Morris Agency, Jim Halsey founded the Jim Halsey Institute, which focuses on helping others pursue their dreams in the music industry. This month, the veteran booking agent will release Starmaker, a book that shares the secrets he learned while shepherding the careers of entertainment giants.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, Starmaker digs deep into the fundamentals: how to develop an act, how to get an agent, how to use the press to build your audience, how to play the biggest and best forums. His advice is designed to help readers find their place on the team—the position that provides the most successful and most fulfilling career.
Halsey has worked with The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, Hank Thompson, Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson, Tammy Wynette, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, the Judds, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Lee Greenwood, and a host of others. Since 1990, The Jim Halsey Institute has been helping artists’ dreams come true everyday. Halsey, who makes his home near Tulsa, Oklahoma, continues to manage The Oak Ridge Boys.