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Bradley Kincaid

November 2, 1967 OH332 33 min.


Country music performer. Born July 13, 1895. Died September 23, 1989. Known as the Kentucky Mountain Boy. Popular radio performer. Started his career as a radio performer in the late 1920s on the WLS National Barn Dance. While at WLS he published the first of his thirteen songbooks. Worked successfully as a radio performer for several stations, including Cincinnati radio station WLW and Nashville radio station WSM. His last major radio work was on the Grand Ole Opry during the mid-1940s. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1967 November 2
(33 minutes)
Pioneer radio star Bradley Kincaid gives an overview of his life and career. Discussion includes his childhood, including his pursuit of an education; the development of his musical talent and style; the start of his radio career; developing his songbooks for radio sale; the growth of his radio career; the story behind his Hound Dog guitar; and a description of his family.

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