Rickey Minor is a composer and music director who has worked with such renowned recording artists as Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé. His numerous television credits include The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno, American Idol, Don’t Forget the Lyrics and America’s Got Talent. In addition, he has worked on several major live events and awards shows, including the Super Bowl and the Grammys. He has received four Emmy Award nominations for outstanding music direction — for Genius: A Night for Ray Charles, An Evening of Stars: A Tribute to Chaka Khan, the 50th Annual Grammy Awards and the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. He is also the author of the 2008 book There’s No Traffic on the Extra Mile: Lessons on the Road From Dreams to Destiny.