RCA Studio B, Nashville

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#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. 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 bought a combo ticket with the Country Music Museum; we were able to do the museum on Monday and then the tour on Tuesday which was flexible. The tour involved a bus ride of about 10 mins where var...  more »
  • Our tour was lead by Anita, who did a great job. I found it fascinating to hear about the history of RCA and this studio; I really loved the stories associated with the recordings, and wish there were...  more »
  • We went to the studio as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame ticket and were delighted we did. A really informative, friendly guide who told us lots of interesting snippets which we are still telli...  more »
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  • 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.
  • You can actually Feel the history that was made here... I am sure the Souls hold jam-sessions when the halls are quiet!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Really cool. Got to record some songs here. Very neat

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