Harold Bradley Iconic Country Music Guitarist Dies At 93

first_img Facebook Twitter News Harold Bradley, Iconic Country Music Guitarist, Dies At 93 Iconic Guitarist Harold Bradley Dies At 93 harold-bradley-iconic-country-music-guitarist-dies-93 Email Bradley, along with his brother record producer Owen Bradley, is known to have built the “Nashville Sound.” Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 1, 2019 – 1:52 pm Harold Bradley, the legendary guitarist behind some of Nashville’s most well-known songs including Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” and Elvis Presley’s “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” and an essential person in creating the “Nashville Sound,” has died. He was 93.The guitarist died early Thursday, his daughters said on Facebook. “Early this morning Harold died peacefully in his sleep,” they said on what looks like Bradley’s personal Facebook page. “Many of you know him as a successful musician and no doubt many stories will be told in the coming week. But to us, his greatest accomplishment was being the best dad in the world. We love you, dad.”Harold, along with his brother record producer Owen Bradley, is known to have built the pop induced “Nashville Sound.” The two opened recording studios in Nashville including, Bradley Film And Recording. Harold worked with numerous artists in the studio, including Ray Stevens, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Elvis Presley, and Bill Monroe. Raised in Nashville, Bradley picked up the banjo first but switched to an interest in guitar after his brother suggested to do so. He served in the Navy for two years starting in 1944, but upon his return to Nashville began to focus on music. Bradley was also the first-ever president of the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, commonly known as the Recording Academy. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of renowned country music guitarist and our first Recording Academy Nashville Chapter President, Harold Bradley,” Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. “Harold will not only be remembered for his musical accomplishments, but for his unwavering dedication to our field and commitment to advocating for his industry. We have lost an integral member of our music community, and he will be dearly missed by many.”Bradley was inducted in the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2006.”Everything that was happening in the studio, that was my world,” Bradley said in an interview with NPR in 2013. “That was as big as it got. And then one day, my brother came up and he said, ‘Well, we’re doing pretty good. We’ve got 25 out of the top 50 songs.’ All of a sudden I’m thinking, ‘That stuff we did in the studio, people are listening to that all over the world? Maybe I better pay some attention to what’s happening a little bit more because, goodnight! Whatever I’m playing, these people are listening to it. And I better be good.'”Dolly Parton Talks Longevity, Equality, Whitney Houston & MoreRead morelast_img

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