Lou Bradley began his engineering career working for WPFA radio in Pensacola, Fla. where he built his own recording studio. From there, he moved to Atlanta and worked for Bill Lowery Music Co., where he engineered hits such as “Cherry Hill Park” by Billy Joe Royal and “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” by The Tams. He’s also worked with artists such as James Brown, Roy Orbison, and Joe South. He moved to Nashville and worked at Columbia Studios where he engineered the no. 1 country song of all time “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones. When Columbia Studios closed, Bradley worked independently engineering albums for artists like Merle Haggard. Bradley was one of five engineers to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashville Section of the Audio Engineering Society.


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October 12, 2016

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