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.
- 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
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55.64% 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
I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this! Lots of history and soul in this little building, totally worth the visit and I enjoyed it more than the Hall of Fame! George was our very knowledgeable tour guide who told us the coolest stories about Legends from the past and present. It was hauntingly rewarding to stand and hear the hit songs played in the studio room that they all were recorded in!
This was an awesome tour. Our guide was so enthusiastic and knew app much about the musicians and their music. Was great to see where so many hits were made. I highly recommend this for.
A music lovers must. Very cool! Go. So much incredible history and a sense of energy still in those halls and rooms. Touch the piano that Elvis touched when he recorded many of his songs here. So many artists recorded here. Music history ya gotta experience. Please like this review if you found it helpful. Thank you.
Great tour and wonderful guide. It is a short tour, but very informative, especially about Elvis. It definitely requires a guide because there are no plaques or anything to explain what you see. Definitely recommend, especially for Elvis fans!
If you know the history of Studio B, or are a big Elvis fan, this short-but-sweet tour will not disappoint. Make sure you get your pictures quickly though, as they hustle you along; I tried to wait until we were leaving to get a picture of the entrance, only to find we exited and loaded back onto the bus via a side door so I never did get my pic :-(
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