“Keith Bradford” Inducted Into The IDSS “Songwriters” Hall Of Fame South Africa 2014

Posted: June 30, 2014 in Keith Bradford

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Keith Bradford has been inducted into the Independent Superstars “Songwriters” Hall of Fame. Frans Maritz (Wildhorse Entertainment) signed the official certificate placing Keith  into this prestigious organization located in South Africa. Keith has the distinct honor of being inducted into the IDSS Hall of Fame for his life-time contribution to the Independent Music Industry. Keith is seen receiving his award in the picture at the Nashville Broadcasting Network, Radio and TV Studios Nashville, confirming his induction into the HALL OF FAME. “I never dreamed my little songs would be recognized by such a prestigious organization. I have a huge smile on my face right now….” Keith Bradford

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Biography of Keith Bradford:

Keith Bradford, 2005 Honorary inductee in the Rhode Island Country Music Hall of Fame, is still active in Nashville, long after Opryland where he started, closed. One of the finest shows you could enjoy at Opryland USA when it was going strong was Country Music USA. The show traced country music through the years and included many of its various styles. Each year auditions were held around the country to find talented young musicians for its cast. Rhode Islander, Bradford won his audition and was a cast member from 1977 through 1980.

Keith’s Talents Shine In The Stars He Portrays

The show was updated each year to include the music of that year’s country music stars, so you would see a slightly different show each year. Keith’s talents shown through as he portrayed many of the greats in country music—A. P. Carter in the Carter Family segment—Ernest Tubb in “Walking The Floor Over You”—Roy Acuff in “The Wabash Cannonball”—Willie Nelson in “Georgia On My Mind” and Earl Scruggs in the group Flatt & Scruggs. Keith also played the part of the great Red Foley and Merle Haggard and his voice was heard in some of the show’s historical narrations. “I truly believe that anyone young and wishing to become known in country music circles should spend no less than two years working in the cast of [a show such as] Country Music USA at Opryland”, Bradford says,. “The training is the best, and so is the exposure.” A couple of souvenir LP albums of these shows were made over the years and these were produced by the great Porter Wagoner.

Queen of Country Music Picks Bradford To Lead Her Family Band

From his experience performing in this show, Keith went on to become the leader of the Tennessee Mountain Boys which traveled and backed up the Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells, her husband Johnny Wright and their son, Bobby. Keith played bass in the band and MC’d their shows for over 16 years. With the Kitty Wells Family show now in retirement, Keith and his wife own and operate KMA Records in Nashville and produce lots of traditional country music stars, including RI’s Cindy Lane Adams and Roger Glenn Miller. Their music is distributed around the world. Besides his RI award, Bradford also has two Billboard charted records to his credit—“Lonely People” written by Providence, RI’s Jimmie Crane and “Lonely Comin’ Down” written by Porter Wagoner.

Keith has over 500 songs to his credit as songwriter which makes Keith one of the few Country songwriters in history to have written that many songs with various songwriters including Barbara Blevins, Clyde R Birkla and various other professional songwriters worldwide.

KEITH BRADFORD HALL OF FAME AWARD

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Comments
  1. Barbara Blevins says:

    I have known Keith Bradford since his Opryland Days & if anyone deserves this award, it’s Keith! CONGRATULATIONS to a caring man. Who spends most of his time helping others.

  2. Rita Tanner says:

    Congratulations, Keith! God bless you.

  3. TERRY BALL says:

    that sounds great i wish i could someone to sing some of my 9 songs i wrote&have cws for &did sing befor auto accident in 1991 that did end my singing&walking but im still trying to write more country songs my alb on itunes(JUST LIKE THE WEATHER) iv got songs but bo money dissability life but it keeps me alive thank god TERRY BALL

  4. TERRY BALL says:

    please let me no if you can help mr with my dreams thanks TERRY BALL

  5. Dr JN Walsh, PsyD says:

    What ever happened to Vicki Leigh, one of KMA artists? That chick could sing!

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