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As the heart of Nashville’s entertainment, the Music Row collects a few famous, popular, and must-see sights to its visitors.
Attractions in the Music Row include some famous studios. The historic RCA Studio B is here, where sends “Nashville Sound” to the entire world. Moreover, it has the Quonset Hut Studio, known as Columbia Studio B, which was the first major-label recording studio in Music Row.
If the country music is fascinating in your life, then don’t miss this place, hit the heart of country music.
While I didn’t stop inside any of the Music Row venues when visiting Nashville, Tennessee (I went to visit the Music Hall of Fame and Museum) – it was fun to drive around and take photos. Get ready to do a lot of finger pointing and saying “oh, cool” when passing by each venue!
Please don’t mind photos that are a little blurry, as my friend was driving, and I was taking shots as quick as possible!
Here are the the must-see sights on Music Row:
RCA Studio B
It is a legendary studio for countless hit recordings from such as Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton, so the studio has recorded the development of Nashville Sound.
Quonset Hut Studio
Owen Bradley built it in 1954, makes it the first studio in Music Row. Famous singers, such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, recorded their music here.
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
The establishment of ASCAP is an important node in the history of music development because it is to protect the artists’ copyrights. Besides, the ASCAP licenses, collects and distributes royalties for artists’ copyrighted materials.
Little Sisters of the Poor
In 1916, it was opened as a Catholic relief agency. The converted building sets the offices of BMG Music Publishing, and now live music and video performances take place inside the concert hall, formerly a church.
It is a major independent music label established in 1964. The company is a helper in the music industry because its foundation makes charitable and educational investments related to music, the arts and the media.
Owen Bradley Park
It is a small open park for the public to honor those influential musical artists, and the recreation area has a life-size bronze statue of Bradley sitting by a piano as the mark.
BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)
BMI is the largest musical rights organization in the world.
It collects licensing fees from businesses that use music on behalf of composers, songwriters and music distributors; additionally, it distributes fees as royalties to members with the completed work.
Nashville-native Alan LeQuire designed this bronze statue. It is the largest bronze figure group in the United States, featuring nine dancers gathered together to show the diversity and rhythm of the music.
Have a nice music trip to Nashville! I also hope the music will enrich your daily life!