SOURCE AWARD RECIPIENT
Columbia Recording Studios, Bradley Music Productions
The Country Music Industry and SOURCE lost one of its most beloved members this year when Peggy Bradley succumbed to cancer. Peggy began her music industry career in 1968 working for CBS Records in their studio, Columbia Recording Studios, where she met her husband, well known recording engineer, Lou. After Peggy and Lou married, she was transferred to CBS' independent production division, Columbia Records Productions, where she handled accounts of various record labels distributed and/or manufactured by CBS. In 1977, she took 5 years off to have and spend time with their daughters, Kara and Holly. In 1982 she came back to the music industry as
bookkeeper, administrator and songplugger for Iffin Music. In 1986 she joined Maxx Records and Country Gold Entertainment as Director of Artist Development and in 1990, joined Music Square Talent where she booked Shenandoah, Carlene Carter, and Earl Thomas Conley, to name a few. In 1993, she was named President of Music Square Consultants where she did music consulting, publishing administration and artist management. In 1996, she opened her own business, Bradley Music Management, Inc., handling licensing, copyright administration and royalty accounting services for independent songwriters. Some of her clients were Joe Bonsall (Oak Ridge Boys), Merle Haggard, Cledus T. Judd, Hoyt Axton, Craig Morgan, Sherrie Austin, Hank Locklin, Toby Keith, James Stroud, Kacey Jones, Royal Wade Kimes, Richard Fagan, Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, and Robb Royer, to name a few.
In addition, she managed Ally White, a new artist from Louisville, KY.
In addition to working full and spending time with her family and friends, Peggy was on the Board of Advisors for the Vanderbilt Burn Center (1983-1993), Vice President of The Middle Tennessee Easter Seal (1974-1977), and was past President of Nashville City Council for Beta Sigma Phi. She was co-founder of the Music Row Administrators, a member of the Copyright Society of the South, the Country Music Association, and SOURCE. Peggy also taught classes at workshops and was author of "What Songwriters Need to Know About Getting Their Songs Published."
Peggy Bradley died July 15, 2005