Artist manager Terry Elam, who was with Fitzgerald Hartley for 28 years, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from lung cancer. He was 66.
He currently co-managed Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and managed the Grammy-winning band The Time Jumpers.
Prior to his work with Fitzgerald Hartley, Elam worked with Roy Orbison until Orbison’s death in 1988. Elam is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna, as well as four children: Erica, Brett, Matthew and daughter-in-law Jordan Craven Elam, and Scott Elam. Son Matthew is a booking agent with WME. He is also survived by grandchildren George, Charles, Annie and Mary Virginia Elam, his mother Helen Horne and brother Robert Elam.
Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.
Donations can be made to: Terry Elam/IEBA Endowed Scholarship for Music Business. Checks are made payable to Belmont University and please indicate Terry Elam Scholarship on memo line.
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