Dr. David Godbold, President
David Cuyler Godbold, a native of Florence, South Carolina, has an AAS in Accounting, BA in Business Administration, an MBA and Ph.D from the University of Madison, WU in Business. He was a talent scout for the Tonight Show and The Smothers Brothers prior to returning to the South to develop his own business, Pearl Communications. He was the first South Carolina Music and Entertainment Commissioner, appointed by Secretary of State, Jim Miles, in 1992. He also founded the South Carolina Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Under North Carolina's Elaine Marshall, he founded the North Carolina Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. In 1995, he produced the Southern Rock Reunion, featuring the Marshall Tucker Band. He hosted segments on Music City Tonight and Crook & Chase for CBS and TNN. He also produced the Andy Griffith Reunion on the Grand Ole Opry with Earl Scruggs. He's preformed with Ronnie McDowell, DJ Fontana, and Scotty Moore, the original musicians for Elvis. He has guest starred on the Leeza Gibbons show, Opry Backstage, Music City Tonight, Ralph Emery show, and Behind the Music with MTV. He also produced shows with such names as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Bill Cosby, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, The Cordettes, Amy Grant, Eddie Arnold, Nancy Humphreys, to name a few. He is the founder and president of Pearl Street Records and Pearl Drums Publishing.