Brad McCuen

Date: 1976 February 06
Length: 96 min.
Call Number: OH113


Music executive. Born May 17, 1921. Sales and production executive for RCA Records, 1948-1969. In 1969 he left RCA to head Mega Records and oversaw the release of the label’s biggest record, Sammi Smith’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Later served as Director of Country Music for SESAC. Longtime Country Music Foundation board member.

Interview Summary

1976 February 6
(1 hour, 36 minutes)
Music industry executive Brad McCuen describes business developments and changes within the country music industry. Discussion includes his career following the Mega sale; comments on the decline of Mega; working in the Nashville music community; and comments on different record labels.