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Collin College Department Of Music Presents Nationally Recognized Music Producer

Jan. 20, 2010 – The commercial music program at Collin College welcomes nationally recognized music producer Rocky Gribble to speak about professional musicianship and opry music.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. This event is free and open to the public.

Gribble is president of Yellow Rose Productions, and has produced the internationally known Grapevine Opry since 1987.

Before he turned fourteen, Gribble was making weekly television appearances on a country music show in Lubbock, Texas. His abilities on electric lead guitar, acoustic rhythm guitar, nylon string classical guitar, five string banjo and mandolin keep him busy contributing to the music of countless singers, songwriters, local, regional and national commercial jingles, ad campaigns and trade shows.

Gribble has performed across the world, playing for musical artists including Keith Anderson, Miranda Lambert, Englebert Humperdink, LeAnn Rimes, B.J. Thomas, Ronnie Milsap, Linda Davis, the Judds, Gary Morris, Carol Channing, Wanda Jackson and Hank Thompson.

For more information, contact Jimmy Wallace at 972.377.1742 or visit www.collin.edu/music.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.