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RCA Studio B, Nashville

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. Make RCA Studio B a part of your Nashville vacation plans using our Nashville trip planner.
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  • Standing where Elvis, Chet, and the entire group of artists who-made up what I consider the best years of country.  more »
  • Sept 4, 2012: We expected a good tour, and got a GREAT tour. Tour guide was a young girl, but boy did she know her stuff. Non-stop facts and details made the tour a delight! Hear clips of many...  more »
  • The tour guide was great, bringing to life this old recording studio that Elvis (and others) did so many recordings in. Now it’s just an old building with an “Elvis stood here” feeling. If you have....  more »
  • Liked this side tour in combination with the country music hall of fame, our tour guide Greg was very friendly and knowledgeable concerning his job and customer satisfaction. The driver Mike did well navigating the streets of endless construction did an excellent job of getting us there safely. A lot of history there, stepping back in time, thinking of everyone fro Boots Randolph to Elvis Presley. Highly recommend tour.
  • Great little historic tour of the famous studio. Our guide was very knowledgeable and loved her job. They only played music that was recorded in that studio! There was alot of pictures and the original sound table.
  • Very cool tour! One of the best things to do in Nashville. Tour starts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and is great fun to do in conjunction with a museum pass for about $40. Learn about Elvis, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, and more.
  • What an incredible adventure through Nashville music history. Guide was fantastic, music a walk down memory lane (and I'm only in my early 50s) and the stories fantastic. Definitely with the time and fee, be sure to book ahead of time. We followed up the tour with a visit to Country Music Hall of Fame. Great way to spend a day!
  • Next to last tour of the day and it was extremely rushed. Left at 3:10 on the bus ride and were back to the museum before 4. The 30 minutes at the studio was spent listening to snippets of music that was recorded there and having us imagine this and that. At other Nashville attractions, they have short movies with actual pictures of the attraction in use. I would not recommend it.

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