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James R. Denny was born in Silver Point, Tennessee on Febuary 28th, 1911

In 1951 he became head of the Grand Ole Opry's Artists Service Bureau, and in 1953 he stepped out The first non-performer inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame, his claim to fame came in the form of his skills as a talent broker. He known as the "power behind the career of legends"

He founded Cedarwood Music Publishing, one of Nashville's major publishing houses , with partner Webb Pierce in 1953. Many future famous artists signed a contract with Cedarwood including; Buddy Holly, Mel Tillis, Curtis Goron, and Cindy Walker.

James also started the Jim Denny Artists Bureau with Lucky Moeller, and Dollie Records.

Just a few of the talented artists he represented include; Ray Price, Kitty Wells, Hank Snow, Bill Monroe and Minnie Pearl

source: http://www.thejukejoint.com/webpierconfr.html

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