Dale Ann Bradley – Featured on Bluegrass Unlimited’s February Cover.
Recently bought by the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine is a monthly music publication that is focused on bluegrass and old-time musicians, devotees and associates. The magazine was first published in 1966 and from 2008 the magazine had a circulation of more than 25,000 copies and is widely considered the premier magazine for bluegrass music.
Bluegrass Unlimited has Always been a First-Class publication. To be among its featured stories and covers is something all artists are grateful for…I sure am – Dale Ann Bradley.
There wasn’t a lot of money at all,” Bradley told Conger. “I’ve carried water, and I know what an outside toilet is very well, and I know how to keep the copperheads away. I’ve picked blackberries, and the calluses on my feet have been three inches thick in the summertime just going barefoot. High school education was pretty good to get. It wasn’t really expected out of girls or boys in a majority of families.”
Conger notes, “The backdrop of her youth honed Bradley’s coveted voice.” Bradley explains, “When you’ve lived something and it’s really affected you, good or bad, you want to put it in your singing whether it’s something you’re happy about or you’ve been sad about or you’ve been brought out from.”
Of the album, Bradley says, “I hope people have strength and aren’t defined by their circumstances or anybody else’s opinion. I hope people are strong and can bind together. Maybe something on the album helps that happen.”
Subscribers to Bluegrass Unlimited have already started receiving the magazine. The February issue will be posted on line and available for single issue sales on February 1.