Saturday, May 23, 2009

If Those Walls Could Talk

Category: News

The 26th annual International Country Music Conference held its Friday evening keynote in the legendary RCA Studio B. The panelists, moderated by Country Music Foundation historian John Rumble, were producer Fred Foster of Monument Records and legendary session men Ray Edenton and Harold Bradley (the latter in the Country Music Hall of Fame).

The panel told stories and jokes about their experiences in the legendary studio, nicknamed "Home of 1,000 Hits" because of all the classic tunes recorded there (a few: "Are You Lonesome Tonight," "He'll Have to Go," "Bye Bye Love," and "The Three Bells"). They held the ICMC attendees spellbound for over 90 minutes.

Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley

The highlight of the evening was Harold Bradley picking up one of his guitars and strumming along to Roy Orbison's "Running Scared," a song he originally played on. After the official presentation ended Bradley graciously showed guitar techniques to those who asked.

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