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Bradley Kincaid

Born: Jul 13, 1895

Death: Sep 23, 1989

Birthplace: Garrard County

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

Bradley Kincaid

Date of Birth : Jul 13, 1895
Date of Death : Sep 23, 1989
Birth Place : Garrard County

William Bradley Kincaid was an American folk singer and radio entertainer. He was born in Point Level, Garrard County, Kentucky but built a music career in the northern states. His first radio appearance came in 1926 when he performed on the National Barn Dance show on WLS-AM in Chicago, Illinois. A prolific composer of folk and country music tunes, the first edition of his 1928 songbook called My Favorite Mountain Ballads sold more than 100,000 copies; later editions brought the total to 400,000. He recorded on Gennett Records. In 1935 he was working at WBZ-AM in Boston, Massachusetts where he performed with a band that included young singer and banjo player Marshall Jones. Kincaid teased the 22-year-old fellow Kentuckian for always being grumpy when he came to the studio to do the early morning broadcast, nicknaming him "Grandpa" Jones. The moniker became permanent for the future Grand Ole Opry star. Kincaid moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1945 where he too became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In 1971, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.


  • Singer

Also known as

  • Kincaid, Bradley
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