Dale Ann Bradley - 2018 Inductee

Dale Ann Bradley was born a minister’s daughter in the small southeastern mountain town of Pineville, Kentucky. As a young girl, Dale Ann grew up singing hymns in the church on Sunday mornings. She received her first guitar at age 14 and later joined the Bluegrass/Gospel group Backporch Grass after her senior year of high school. Dale Ann worked with various bands before landing a gig as a regular at the iconic Renfro Valley. While there, she met and joined the New Coon Creek Girls Band and remained with the group for five years. In 1987, Pinecastle Records offered her a recording contract as a solo artist. Dale Ann did not disappoint. Her first single “East Kentucky Morning” was an immediate success, along with her subsequent hits “Old Southern Porches” and “Somewhere South of Crazy” which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Charts. Throughout her career, Dale Ann has earned countless awards including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year for a record-setting five consecutive years! Her accomplishments are unprecedented, but Dale Ann has no plans of slowing down. In 2015, she added “music producer” to her impressive resume, and continues to write, record, and produce music with some of the industry’s top performers.

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  1. Dale Ann Bradley - 2018 Inductee
  2. Billy Ray Cyrus - 2018 Inductee
  3. Jason Crabb - 2018 Inductee
  4. Jackie DeShannon - 2018 Inductee
  5. David "Stringbean" Akeman - 2018 Inductee
  6. Bobby Lewis - 2018 Inductee
  7. Exile - 2011 Inductees
  8. The Kentucky Headhunters - 2013 Inductees
  9. Jerry Chestnut - 2004 Inductee
  10. J.D. Crowe Commemorative Bourbon
  11. John Lee Lair - 2002 Inductee
  12. Red Foley - 2002 Inductee
  13. Coon Creek Girls - 2004 Inductees
  14. Ulys R "Red" Turner - Renfro Valley Performer
  15. Old Joe Clark - 2013 Inductee
  16. Merle Travis - 2002 Inductee
  17. Loretta Lynn - 2002 Inductee
  18. JD Crowe - 2004 Inductee
  19. Bradley Kincaid - 2002 Inductee
  20. Jean Ritchie - 2002 Inductee
  21. Tom T Hall - 2002 Inductee