NASHVILLE music business veteran WALT WILSON died on JULY third in GALLATIN, TN on the age of 68. An obituary in THE TENNESSEAN, revealed on JULY nineteenth, famous that within the music business, WILSON labored his manner up from the retail place of “rack jobber” for a PITTSBURGH document distributor, and document retailer gross sales clerk, to discipline gross sales supervisor for NEW YORK-based INNER CITY RECORDS, after which SVP at MCA NASHVILLE.
Whereas on the latter, “he was instrumental in breaking the careers of REBA MCENTIRE, GEORGE STRAIT, LYLE LOVETT, TRISHA YEARWOOD and plenty of different profitable artists. He additionally labored for CAPITOL RECORDS, COMPENDIUM, had his personal consulting firm, and taught at BELMONT UNIVERSITY.”
The colourful obituary mentioned, “After WALT and the music business parted methods, his pursuit turned to spending time along with his children, complaining about NASHVILLE, and but might by no means appear to depart, and making pals with loyal fellow misfits. WALT was the lifetime of a celebration when he needed to be, beloved by many, and sometimes vexed by these closest.” It additionally mentioned WILSON’S “love for his pets was much like his dislike for folks: having to speak to them.”
Survivors embody his two daughters and two sons, two sisters, and his former spouse. No funeral or memorial service is deliberate however the household has requested that those that knew WILSON share their tales and reminiscences of him, in addition to condolences, to email@example.com.