Historic RCA Studio B

Historic RCA Studio B

Historic RCA Studio B—once home to musical titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, and the Everly Brothers—is one of the world’s most famous recording facilities. Today it serves as a popular cultural attraction and as a classroom for students who visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

Welcome to Historic RCA Studio B, the iconic Tennessee-born recording studio that is considered to be the cradle of 'Nashville Sound'. It is the oldest remaining recording studio in Nashville and first home to many musical legends today!

First built in 1956 by Dan Maddox, RCA Studio B became an essential factor in the development of the production style and technique of 'Nashville Sound' throughout the 1960s. Some of its first big hits included Don Gibson's 'Oh Lonesome Me' and the Browns' 'The Three Bells'. Soon Nashville Sound was perfected as 'a sophisticated style typified by background vocals and strings'. Hitmakers such as Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Lester Flatt, and Fats Domino fell in line as recorders in RCA Studio B. In totality over 35,000 songs were recorded here!

There are several different choices of tours your group can take while visiting the studio, including the following:

  • Star For the Day - 2.5 Hours
    **This is our favorite option for musical groups, the tour including a recording session with a professional sound engineer, tour of the museum, then optional lunch or line dancing additions! 
  • Waylon's Way - 1 Hour
  • Wall Candy - 1 Hour
  • Inside Tracks with Meghan Linsky and Tyler Cain - 1 Hour
  • Historic RCA Studio B Tour - 1 Hour
  • Sharing the Art of Songwriting - 1 Hour
  • Stories Behind the Songs - 1 Hour
  • Hatch Show Print - 1 Hour


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