RCA Studio B, Nashville

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The birthplace of the Nashville Sound, RCA Studio B immortalizes the spirit of country music. Now a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the studio was once used by artists such as Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson to record some of their most famous songs. Take a guided tour and learn about the history of the studio, the artists, and the country music scene. See the original recording equipment, sit at Elvis Presley’s favorite piano, and see the spot where Dolly Parton drove her car through the studio wall. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear original recordings of songs as they sounded when they were first performed. The studio is relatively small and availability may be limited, so make to sure to book tickets ahead of time. With our international travel planner, Nashville attractions like RCA Studio B can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We undertook this tour as part of our CMHOF package. We had a fabulous guide called Debbie. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable I could practically hear the performers recording  more »
  • I loved this tour. Bob was a fantastic tour guide and showed us round the studio with great enthusiasm and the music was spot on. This tour is a must if in Nashville and you live Elvis x  more »
  • This was in addition to our Country Music Hall of Fame tour. We picked the time we wanted and could come back and finish after this tour. Our guide Ron was a fountain of knowledge. He kept us interest...  more »
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  • Didn't get the o go inside as we drove there and don't don't know that we needed to get tickets elsewhere and get shuttled in. will do that another time. We got to Wal around the area and see all the building's that also have recording studios and other artists. We enjoyed it very much and I believe it will enhance our next visit.
  • I had never been on the tour of RCA Studio B before. Ron Harmon was our tour guide. My family and I had an extraordinarily good time listening to Ron's detailed information regarding the early days of Studio B. My daughter, age 13, didn't realize Elvis songs were "Elvis". I got a kick out of that. That was the best part of the tour for her... sitting in the studio... in Elvis' ambiance, imagining him recording there under different colored lights. To be a musician and to be named (in part) after the Kings daughter and to sit at one of the many pianos he played during his life was a treasure I will remember forever. I just wish I remembered how to play. We did get to hear someone play a diddly that was absolutely amazing! Such stories those walls could tell!
  • While historically cool, I'm not sure this tour was worth the price. It was two rooms and a bunch of music clips. The guide was funny, but kept mentioning (many, many times) his own band and that you could buy his album at the museum gift shop. He also joked after pointing to the gratuity sign on the shuttle back that if he charged $4 for each picture he took for you.
  • Initially, i was apprehensive about paying for a walk thru this old, outdated, tiny building. Our guide George really bought it to life with his passion for the music. Yes they play a lot of the golden hits that were made here.. but to actually sit in the studio from that era and soak it in. It’s magical. Consider that the music was played by amazing musicians, together at the same time, until getting the right take. The original RCA Steinway from the 1950’s still sitting there & intune!
  • Studio B is excellent. Debbie, the tour guide, has a passion for the studio and those who performed there. The who thing from being to end only takes about an hour. There are samples of music from recordings from the studio, an old Steinway piano that Debbie d said was Elvis's favorite piano, and explanations about the studio and it's history. Having spent the last two days seeing all the Downtown Nashville sights and tours, this one was the best overall experience. Thanks.
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