The RCA Studio B was built by Dan Maddox in 1957. It was classy and was characterised by its originality. It was known as the crib of the Nashville sounds in the 1960’s. This recording centre had background vocals and strings to revive country music. RCA Studio B helped put Nashville on the international music map.
It was constructed at the request of Chet Atkins and Steve Sholes. According to Chet Atkins, the plans for the studio were drawn up on a napkin by Bill Miltenburg. He was RCA's chief engineer and recording manager. After four months construction, the studio opened its control room on the first floor. The second story contained the echo chamber. In 1960 and 1961, further rooms were added for tape mastering and lacquer mastering lab. Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Jim Reeves were among the few to patronise this studio.
RCA Studio B was donated to the Museum by the late Dan and Margaret Maddox in 1992. The studio is now a cultural attraction for visitors. Here they learn about the studio’s progress in Nashville as a music city. Visit this studio which will be the undisputed highlight of your trip. Tour guides will bring this studio to life with their enthusiastic stories.
Rca Studio B Travel Tips
- They have ticket packages, check online and book.
- Please be sure to arrive at your scheduled tour time to ensure a complete tour experience.
- Escorts are asked to check in at the Information Desk prior to escorting their group into the building.
- Escort and driver will receive complimentary Museum admission.
- Group tours of this facility must be arranged in advance with a group sales representative.
- They have group lunch options
How to Reach Rca Studio B
- 12 Ave S & Hawkins St NB: Bus 17
- The Patterson House: American
- The Catbird Seat: American
- DeSano Pizza: Italian
- Hattie B's Hot Chicken: American
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Nashville before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Nashville and book an accommodation of your choice.
48.36% of people who visit Nashville include Rca Studio B in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
58.33% of people start their Rca Studio B visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Rca Studio B
93.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rca Studio B
Rca Studio B Reviews & Ratings
This was a wonderful tour and our experience was only made perfect because of our amazing tour guide, Ron! Unbelievably knowledgeable and has such a passion for this historic studio - his memory blew us away and we now have a new appreciation for Elvis Presley, his talent and his work. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Music City!
Liked this side tour in combination with the country music hall of fame, our tour guide Greg was very friendly and knowledgeable concerning his job and customer satisfaction. The driver Mike did well navigating the streets of endless construction did an excellent job of getting us there safely. A lot of history there, stepping back in time, thinking of everyone fro Boots Randolph to Elvis Presley. Highly recommend tour.
Great little historic tour of the famous studio. Our guide was very knowledgeable and loved her job. They only played music that was recorded in that studio! There was alot of pictures and the original sound table.
Great tour with a really knowledgeable guide! Would recommend it too anyone even if you aren't a big fan of the music you can really appreciate the true greatness of the place and the people who have graced the building.
Next to last tour of the day and it was extremely rushed. Left at 3:10 on the bus ride and were back to the museum before 4. The 30 minutes at the studio was spent listening to snippets of music that was recorded there and having us imagine this and that. At other Nashville attractions, they have short movies with actual pictures of the attraction in use. I would not recommend it.
How can I get a copy of a CD, "Million Dollar Quartet "? I lost my original copy and I would love to replace it!Answer Report Abuse
You can call up the RCA Studio B on 1 615-416-2001 between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm and they would be able to help you better.Report Abuse