The Bottom Line
- Excellent writing
- Crisp, clear style
- Very well-researched.
- Published by the Hal Leonard Corporation.
- Sixteen pages of historical pictures.
- Details the raw beginnings of nearly every recording studio that ever graced Music Row.
Guide Review - Michael Kosser - How Nashville Became Music City USA: 50 Years of Music Row
Kosser details how a simple residential block turned into Music Row, starting in 1947 when Owen and Harold Bradley bought a house at 804 16th Avenue South. There, in Bradley Studios, magic was made. It was there every single Patsy Cline record was made. Others, such as Mel Tillis, Brenda Lee, Floyd Cramer, and Jack Greene, would record there. That was the beginnings.
Today 16th Avenue plays host to every genre of music, numerous studios, and many different labels. Names have changed, fads have come and gone, some doors have closed while others have opened, but in the end, those "boys who make the noise on 16th Avenue" are still making music. This book does a fine job of telling that great story.