Music Masters: A Conversation with Producer Jim Rooney

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September 24, 2016 - Producer Jim Rooney has been one of the architects of Americana music. A disciple of the great Cowboy Jack Clement, Rooney has produced remarkable works, including Nanci Griffith's Last of the True Believers, John Prine's Aimless Love, Townes Van Zandt's At My Window, and Iris DeMent's Infamous Angel. Rooney was a co-owner of Forerunner Music, the quality-first company that published songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, and others. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Producer/Engineer. Rooney wrote about his journey from Ivy League literature major to modern day music master in his memoir, In It for the Long Run. The interview is illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings, and Rooney performs briefly.

Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association.


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