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Bruce Hinton

February 19, 1992 OH231 33 min.


Music industry executive. Born November 17, 1936. Began career in 1960 at Warner Brothers Records in New York. In 1967 moved to Nashville and worked for several promotion companies. Joined MCA Nashville in 1984 and served as company president, 1989-1993.

Interview Summary

1992 February 19
(33 minutes)
Nashville recording executive Bruce Hinton talks about the increasing role for women in country music. Discussion includes the country music audience; the changing opportunities for women; the growth in Patsy Cline earnings over the years; the autonomy he gives his artists; and the career opportunities afforded an artist as popular as Reba McEntire.

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