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2016 Membership Spotlight: Jeanie McQuinn


What is your name?
Jeanie McQuinn

Why did you get into the music industry?
I started playing the piano at age three and never wanted to do anything except be a musician.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Personally, I am most proud of my beautiful children: January King, Travis King, his wife Sara and my grand baby, David King! Professionally I am most proud of Great Big River Music, the Publishing Company I built with my late husband, Skip McQuinn. We have a catalog of over 500 songs with various cuts, video and movie placements.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
I enjoy networking and the camaraderie among the members.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Enjoying the results of working hard and getting that big hit cut!

What was the first album you ever purchased?
The Beatles…and it was a 45: ʺShe Loves Youʺ.

What is your favorite book?
The newest John Grisham novel.

What is your favorite movie?
ʺAs Good As It Getsʺ with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.

What song is always stuck in your head?
The song I just wrote that day.

What’s one item we could always find in your fridge?

Diet Cranberry juice.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Siesta Key beach in my hometown of Sarasota, FL

What’s something surprising about you?
I was Miss Lake Wales(FL) 1971!