Nashville, TN - Guitarist Harold Bradley will be presented with the Cecil Scaife Visionary Award on Tuesday, May 17, at the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Bradley, 90, is the most-recorded guitarist in music history and an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. This year mark’s the 70th anniversary of his first session. He and his brother, the late Owen Bradley, built five Nashville recording studios, including the Quonset Hut on Music Row.
Bradley was the first president of the Nashville chapter of NARAS and a member of the Grammy organization’s Board of Governors, and was awarded the Trustees Award at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Bradley also served from 1991-2008 as President of the Nashville Association of Musicians, Local 257 of the American Federation of Musicians, and also was elected as the international vice president until 2010.
Brenda Lee, Ray Stevens, Ray Walker, Charlie McCoy, David Briggs and others will speak at the event. Bradley is also expected to perform.
The award is given annually to an individual whose life and work have made it possible for future generations to realize careers in the music industry. Scaife envisioned a music business programs for college students to learn the industry. That idea grew into what is now the Mike Curb College of Music Business and Entertainment.
Funds raised from the event go into The Cecil Scaife Endowment at Belmont University and a Scholarship in Harold Bradley’s name will be given to a rising senior in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.
Previous recipients include Mike Curb, Tony Brown, Wynonna Judd, David Briggs & Norbert Putnam, Amy Grant, Jo Walker-Meador, U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, and “Sunshine” Sonny Payne.
Source: Music Row