My undergraduate degree in music is from Ole Miss. I also received my law degree from Mercer University in 1981. Since that time, I've practiced law in Nashville on historic Music Row representing artists, songwriters, artist managers, business managers, record companies, record producers, booking agencies and publishing companies.
I taught a few years at Middle Tennessee State University in the Recording Industry department and since 2005, I have been an assistant professor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University. I teach such courses as Music Licensing, Artist Management, Intellectual Property and Legal Issues in the Music Industry. I'm also faculty advisor to the Showcase Council and am a member of the Belmont University Faculty Senate.
For several years I played drums in the Nashville bagpipe band (yes, I wore a skirt) and I currently play drums in my Church band. My wife and I have two wonderful sons.