RCA Studio B

Memories of the Phonograph



RCA STUDIO B was built in 1957 and was operated until 1977. It would become known as the birthplace for the “Nashville Sound,” "a style characterized by background vocals and strings that helped establish Nashville as an international recording center, located on Nashville's Music Row." (1)

Studio B is now operated as a museum by the Country Museum Hall of Fame®. As an important part of America's musical history it serves today "as a popular cultural attraction and as a classroom for students.

For more details about the history of Studio B which was "once home to musical titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, and the Everly Brothers," see RCA Studio B's website which includes many historic photos and recordings.



RCA Victor Studio B 1962 (Courtesy of Country Museum Hall of Fame®)



Elvis Presley's RCA Album Covers on display at Studio B




To learn more about Nashville's Historic Row which includes RCA Studio B (1957); RCA Studio A (1965); Tree Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (1964); Cedarwood Publishing (1953); Decca Records (1962); Bradley Studios/Columbia Studios (1955); Monument Records (1958); BMI (1939); Nashville Association of Musicians (1902); Quadrafonic Studios/Sienna Studios (1970); Jack's Tracks/Allentown Studios (1971); Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum (1967); Capitol Records (1962); Wil-helm Agency and Surefire Music/Charley Pride Offices (1962); ASCAP (1914) visit Nashville's Music Row: Nashville's Creative Crossroads.