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The Bradley Barn Sessions

Available Until
December 2024

All Day


The Bradley Barn Sessions, a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition, features photographs by renowned photographer Fritz Hoffmann from the recording sessions for Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones’s 1994 album, The Bradley Barn Sessions.

In 1994, MCA Records plotted to return Jones to the country radio charts. Four years had passed since Jones’s last Top 10 hit, his longest dry spell since 1955. The resulting album, The Bradley Barn Sessions, featured Jones performing duets with many country and rock artists, including Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, and Tammy Wynette. The sessions took place at historic Bradley’s Barn, a recording studio established by producer and Country Music Hall of Fame member Owen Bradley in the rolling hills of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

To document the landmark sessions, MCA hired accomplished photographer Fritz Hoffmann, who attended all eleven days of the sessions. Hoffmann’s photographs capture the camaraderie Jones felt with the guest artists and the relaxed, inspired atmosphere created by producer Brian Ahern.

Housed in the Museum’s First Floor Gallery, the exhibit is free of charge and open to the public through 2024.

See the Exhibition Free of Charge

Free of charge and housed in the Museum’s First Floor Gallery.

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