Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bradley Studios

Marker ID: NHC 140
Location: 34 Music Square East, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.96    W 086° 47.517
  36.14933333    -86.79195
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


In 1955, brothers Owen and Harold Bradley built a recording studio in the basement of a house on this site. They added another studio here in an army Quonset Hut, producing hits by Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Brenda Lee, Marty Robbins, Sonny James, and others. Columbia Records purchased the studios in 1962. The studio established its reputation in the music industry with hits by stars including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roger Miller, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette.

Erected 2011 by Mike Curb Foundation, The Historical Commission of Metropollitan Nashville and Davidson County.