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Published on Oct 23, 2009
Emmy-nominated music director and author Rickey Minor appears at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Rickey Minor is the Emmy-nominated music director of television's No. 1-rated show, "American Idol." His resume also includes the Grammys and the Super Bowl, and he has collaborated with major recording artists Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles, Beyonce Knowles and many more. The ultimate "American Idol" insider reveals what it takes to achieve your dreams, recalling his journey from South Central Los Angeles to center stage in "There's No Traffic on the Extra Mile," Minor's 2008 memoir. He lives in California.