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Patsy Bradley has grown up in the country music business. The daughter of legendary bandleader/producer/executive Owen Bradley, she began her career during her college summer breaks filling in as secretary/receptionist at her dad's recording studio. Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Kitty Wells and Brenda Lee are just a few of the artists he produced and recorded at Bradley Studio before it was sold to CBS Records in 1963. After earning a business degree at the University of Tennessee, she was asked by Francis Preston, now BMI President Emerita, to help set up the two- room BMI office in Nashville. Her desk, doing double duty as reception area and writer's affiliation station, was a typing table behind the door in Preston's office.
Four decades later, she shares her performing rights and publishing expertise in a position as Assistant Vice President of Writer/ Publisher Administration at BMI, affiliating new songwriters and music publishers and assisting with administrative matters relating to their catalogs.
In 1993, the American Cancer Society's Nashville-Davidson County organization named her the recipient of the John C. Tune Award. For the past 31 years she has been a member of the planning committee for the Music City Tennis Invitational, a benefit for the Center For Child Development and Research at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and has been honored with their Lifetime Volunteer Award.