Historic Music Row: Nashville's Creative Crossroads
Music Row has long been the center of Nashville’s music industry. Within just a few blocks, the offices of record companies, music publishers, and other organizations coalesced to form a unique creative community.
Music Row Highlights
Neil Young performs “The Needle and the Damage Done” on The Johnny Cash Show, 1971. While in Nashville for this performance, Young recorded parts of his album Harvest at Quadrafonic Studios.
Talk About a Smash Hit!
Dolly Parton begins recording with Porter Wagoner at the studio. She’s so nervous about her first session there, she ran her car into the building, 1967.
Waylon in the Studio
Waylon Jennings records “Waylon Sings Ol’ Harlan,” an album of songs by Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Harlan Howard.
The Quonset Hut
The Bradley brothers add a military Quonset Hut in the spacious backyard of the house. The mostly prefabricated structure has a long, curved roof, with dimensions of seventy-eight feet long by thirty-five feet wide by thirty-five feet high. Originally intended just for making films and video for television, the Quonset Hut quickly becomes the more popular recording studio.
“He Stopped Loving Her Today”
Orbison Hits the Charts
Roy Orbison’s third single, “Only the Lonely,” which was recorded at RCA Studio B, becomes a smash, hitting #2 on the pop charts.
Plan Your Visit
Step into the birthplace of hundreds of Music Row hits with a tour of historic RCA Studio B, and also see the story of country music unfold at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum across two expansive floors of galleries filled with costumes, instruments, and more.Get Your Tickets Today