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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  • Country Music history was made and continues to live here , you can feel the great music recorded here over the years as you walk through this wonderful place.  more »
  • Amazing place to visit.So much about Elvis.Restoring all original is amazing to see.I had goose bumps when they played" Are you lonely tonight"  more »
  • This is a must see in Nashville It is pretty amazing to sit at the Steinway piano and to step on the blue x where Elvis recorded many of his hits. It is still a working studio which makes it even more...  more »
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  • What an incredible place steeped in music history. So many amazing songs were made in these very walls by some of the biggest recording artists of all time. The tour starts from the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum which is only a short shuttle away from the studio. The guide we had was exceptional, amazing knowledge, super friendly and more than willing to answer questions. This is a must for any music fans of any genre visiting Nashville.
  • Would highly recommend his tour to any pop or country music fans. It’s an iconic studio where Elvis, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline recorded some of their biggest hits. Note you can only do this tour as part of the country music hall of fame, you get a bus from the museum and they run around every hour. Our tour guide George was very knowledgable and really set the scene.
  • Excellent tour. Once we see how music recording was done back in the days, you really get the value those artists. No gimmicks or corrections. They were really talented...and they need to be or they would not be there. And for Elvis fans and even non fans, once you hear the histories about him, if you not become a fan, you will see him, at least with "other eyes". You will pay him a great rspect.
  • Very informational! The tour was an hour long. Ron was our tour guide and fun to be around. I recommend everyone to come check it out!
  • Excellent tour of the original recording studio of many artists. Tour guides give interesting talks with music selections. See old recording studios and compare to new ones. See where Elvis worked with his team. You can sit at the piano. Highlight of my tour!

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