Loretta Lynn Mourns Loss Of Long-Time Friend
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Country music’s queen is mourning the loss of a long-time friend this morning. The singer took to social media to express her gratitude for her late friend and Hall Of Famer, Harold Bradley. The two worked together on several of Lynn’s records and built a friendship that became like family.
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Bradley passed away this morning, Jan. 31 at the age of 93. Bradley lived a widely successful career being recognized by many as one of the most recorded instrumentalists in history. His reputation as a member of Nashville’s “A Team” of session musicians helped him build his own studio with his brother, Owen. Bradley Film & Recording Studios was the first entertainment company on Nashville’s Music Row.
In 2006, Bradley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame following in his brother’s footsteps.
Over the span of his 60-year career, Bradley worked with artists including Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and of course, Loretta Lynn. Bradley played on several of Lynn’s songs, one of the most popular being “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Mourning his loss, Lynn posted a sweet photo of the two. Sitting side by and side with Bradley sporting his Hall Of Fame honor, big smiles fall over their faces. Lynn’s tribute showcased her love for the late musician,
“My heart is just broken over the passing of my longtime friend Harold Bradley. He played on so many of my records. He and his brother Owen were such a big part of my life in music. They’re family to me. I’ll sure miss him.”
There is no question that Harold Bradley left an unforgettable and special mark on the country music world.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bradley’s loved ones and dear friends. May he rest in peace.