George Jones University, a clinic that explains how the country music industry operates, has canceled its March session because of the economy. Tandy Rice, the school’s owner, says GJU is in the process of refunding money to spring registrants.
“We did six of them and loved every one of them,” he says. “It was going great, but then the bottom fell out of the world.
“It’s basically the economy impacting us, just like it did with everybody else. We didn’t have anything else scheduled past March.”
He says clinic preparation is work intensive and relies heavily on 17 volunteers. “Our access to the capital necessary to do it was going to be a challenge, so we decided to put it on the back burner until the economy improves,” says Tandy, noting the school is not closed.
George, who allowed Tandy to use his name with the school, isn’t involved in any way with the program