Located on Music Row, the RCA Studio B is one of the most famous recording studios in the world, with over 35,000 songs recorded on location. Studio B is a highly admired cultural attraction and important sight in the evolution of Music City. It also serves as a classroom for musical education in Nashville, discussing, innovating, and teaching the science of sound and recording technology engineering aspects. Studio B was built in 1957, becoming quickly the cradle of Nashville Sound. Nashville Sound is a sophisticated style of music characterized by background vocals and strings that has established Nashville as an international recording center as well as revived country music’s popularity in general.
On a tour of this popular studio, your group will learn about its history, including the many innovations it has contributed to the music world such as the Nashville number system (shorthand for chord structure). Your group will have the choice to record your own chart-topper in the studio if you choose the 'star for a day' tour. You will even have the chance to see the inside of the very studio that Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, and the Everly Brothers have all sat and recorded their top hits. The studio is now technically a part of the museum, so check out the rest of the exhibits throughout the whole complex if you have time as you leave happily from the ‘temple of sound’ that is the RCA Studio B!