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Kristopher Pooley: The Man Behind the Music on ‘American Idol’ & Live Events Around the World

Kristopher Pooley isn’t offended when people ask him what it means to be a music director. His own family still asks questions.

“It can mean a number of things,” he insists over the phone to American Songwriter. “The job description is vague. Often, it’s something as informal as just providing an opinion, like a consultant.”

For example, The Chicks brought him on for their 2016-2017 reunion tour as “someone to bounce ideas off of.” The enduring country trio has plenty of road-worn experience, but getting back on stage after their extended time away, they turned to the live music expert

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