RCA Studio B, Nashville

4.6
#4 of 19 in Museums in 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. Work out when and for how long to visit RCA Studio B and other Nashville attractions using our handy Nashville travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    My daughter and I really enjoyed this tour. We loved hearing the history of Studio B. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She was a huge Elvis fan and told us lots of stories about Elvis an...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This studio is truly a gem! It provokes so much thought and emotion! To stand on the "sweet spot" of the actual recording room was humbling. To envision Elvis standing on that same "sweet spot" was aw...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    For the price of the tour, it really wasn't worth it to me. It was ok to do once but I wouldn't pay to do it again.  more »
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  • May 7, 2017
    This place sucks, the time schedule messes up. We bought the combo ticket for both the hall of fame and the studio and we would like to visit these two places in two separate days, which the staff of the hall of fame says there will not be a problem. The result is that we have to be locked out of the door of RCA studio just because we are driving to the studio by ourselves instead of taking a shuttle bus from the hall of fame. Any way, strongly recommend that do not visit this place and the hall of fame in two separate days.
  • June 5, 2017
    You can actually Feel the history that was made here... I am sure the Souls hold jam-sessions when the halls are quiet!
  • January 14, 2017
    This was one of the most memorable trips of my life. We were taken to RCA Studio B, by a tour guide from the Music Hall of Fame. The depth of knowledge about the artists he demonstrated during the tour was literally the best I've come across. His energy and passion were amazing. Elvis of course in particular was the main talking point but also Dolly Parton and Jim Reeves. The studio will send shivers down your spine when the stories of the mega stars that recorded there are told. Nothing has changed at all. The red and green lights used by the King when he was recording his Christmas albums during summer, are still there today. If you visit Nashville and love music, this is an absolute must.
  • June 10, 2017
    Nice place to visit, but small, relatively quick, and you don't need to know lots of things about country music to understand the tour, but it isn't really anything special though.
  • May 29, 2017
    Really cool. Got to record some songs here. Very neat

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