Brad McCuen

Date: 1975 June 03
Length: 93 min.
Call Number: OH108


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

1975 June 3
(1 hour, 33 minutes)
Music industry executive Brad McCuen talks about his move from RCA in New York to Nashville. Discussion includes comments on his dismissal from RCA; his relocation to Nashville and again working for RCA; experiences from his RCA years; and his job with music publishing company Sunbury-Dunbar.