Personalities | Owen Bradley | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Producer, record executive, 1915–98)

This influential Westmoreland, Tennessee-born record producer started out as a piano player in pop dance bands before being hired as an assistant to pioneering Nashville producer Paul Cohen at Decca. From the late 1950s until the 1980s, Bradley produced the records and helped shape the musical identities of a host of stars, including Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Ernest Tubb, The Wilburn Brothers and, in more recent years, Canadian alt. country-pop diva k.d. lang.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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