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Music Row, Nashville

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Music Row is an area just to the southwest of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee that is home to hundreds of businesses related to the country music, gospel music, and Contemporary Christian music industries. Centered on 16th and 17th Avenues South (called Music Square East and Music Square West, respectively, within the Music Row area), along with several side streets, Music Row is widely considered the heart of Nashville's entertainment industry. In this area, one will find the offices of numerous record labels, publishing houses, music licensing firms, recording studios, video production houses, along with other business who serve the music industry, as well as radio networks, and radio stations. MusicRow Magazine has been a music industry resource reporting on the location for over 30 years. Lacy J. Dalton had a hit song in the 1980s about one of the streets, 16th Avenue, while the area served as namesake to Dolly Parton's 1973 composition "Down on Music Row". Sometimes the words "Music Row" are used as a metonymous nickname for the country music industry as a whole, just as "Madison Avenue" often refers to the advertising industry.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Music Row seems to be the place where the music business hangs with studios and offices. We walked around it and ended up finding some really cool bars. One of them was full of old arcade machines and...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    When we traveled to Nashville -our trip was to see QUEEN In Concert -already stated the awesome show they put on. Great music Bridgestone Arena Acoustic's were superb-- But do not fail to take a LOT o...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Well I dont know how to explain music row I expected more but you cannot go into any of the studios except for RCA Studio B which you have to go to the CMOF to buy a ticket . Its just really a bunch o...  more »

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Stay in downtown, midtown, the west end, or near Vanderbilt to be at the center of it all in Nashville. You'll find plenty of boutique hotels and major chains in all of these areas, which give you great access to the downtown music scene and beyond. While you can find a bit of everything in downtown Nashville, from larger hotels to apartment rentals, keep in mind that more affordable, and often quainter, options are located further from Broadway. Travelers looking to spend most of their time at the Grand Ole Opry should consider accommodations in the Opryland or Music Valley area near the airport.
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