RCA Studio B

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RCA Studio B
4.5
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Historic RCA Studio B--once the recording home of popular music titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, and The Everly Brothers--is both a classroom for Nashville area students and a popular cultural attraction. First made available to Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum visitors in 1977, RCA Studio B was donated to the Museum in 1992. Studio B tours are available as part of the Museum's platinum ticket package, which also includes Museum admission and audio tour, and depart from the Museum hourly between 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. Transportation provided.
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Voyage817613
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Studio B is an amazing living history! Step foot where countless legends have recorded famous songs.
Ron, our tour guide, was the best! Highly recommend visiting Studio B to experience an amazing living history. Step foot where countless music icons have recorded famous songs and albums. Ron was very knowledgeable and passionate and really made the tour so memorable.
Written November 27, 2021
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Betsy H
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Awesome Studio B Tour and Guide
Nov 2021 • Family
Our group of 7 selected a time for the Studio B tour after a little over an hour at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Studio B tour was wonderful and our guide, Ron, was a fantastic! Lots of neat details of Elvis and many others. Ron was a such a gifted storyteller with so many interesting and interwoven facts throughout his well cadenced tour.
Written November 27, 2021
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DebraLynnMc
Spring, TX22 contributions
Great tour but RCA Studio B was awesome
Nov 2021 • Friends
RCA Studio B was our favorite. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative and you could tell he loved the Studio. It was small, but just standing in the place where so many famous people recorded was amazing.

The country music Hall of Fame was very nice as well. Lots of information and excellent displays. However it was disappointing to see so many big-name stars (Strait, Jennings, Haggard, Cash, etc.) with small displays, And Kacey Musgraves with an entire wall. We heard other patrons make similar comments
Written November 24, 2021
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Carl W
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Very interesting and enjoyable.
Nov 2021
It was fascinating to see the place where so many hit records were made, both pop AND country. To stand where people you listened to on the radio actually stood to record was really somethinn else. You could close your eyes and listen to the music playing (very high quality in the studio) and imagine t
them singing right there and then. Tour Guide was knowlegeable, friendly- and funny! If you are a fan of music, especaily Elvis, you need to check this out.
Written November 23, 2021
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Tess Frizzell
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Great Tour by Ron Harman
Nov 2021 • Friends
Dottie West was my grandmother and I love how this tour honors her career. The special footage of her recording there gives me chills every time. Ron Harman is an irreplaceable treasure to country music history, and because of him I have encouraged many friends, family, and fans to take this tour with him over the years. He is so full of knowledge and passion for the history, he makes the experience incredible every time.
Written November 21, 2021
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Bobby T
Nashville4 contributions
Ron Harman is a treasure!!
Oct 2021 • Couples
I’m a songwriter for CURB Music Publishing. I recently took a couple of guests in from L. A. to RCA Studio B. They were blown away by tour guide, Ron Harman. I just had to post to say after taking many tours in L. A., New York and even here in Nashville, I’ve never experienced a tour guide with so much knowledge and passion. It was the highlight of my friends visit. I will be returning and bringing more guests but Ron has to be the guide.
Written November 21, 2021
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Julie
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Amazing experience!
Nov 2021
Ron Harman was our tour guide for RCA Studio B. He told us many interesting facts and stories of the artists, "A List" musicians, producers, engineers and many others who made history recording there. It was entertaining as well as informative. I highly recommend making time to tour Studio B as well as the Country Hall of Fame and Museum when you visit Nashville, TN! Thank you, Ron, for an amazing tour!!!
Written November 17, 2021
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Matthew G
New Jersey2,850 contributions
Very interesting piece of musical history – definitely do the tour
Nov 2021
As part of our recent visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, we added the one-hour RCA Studio B Tour since we had heard it was somewhere not to miss. It turned out that the advice was correct, and this was the best part of our visit to the museum.

Our tour was scheduled for 11:30 am, and we were told we needed to meet in the museum lobby 10 minutes prior to that. However, the tour ended up leaving almost 5 minutes late, and there wasn’t anything to do other than get our tickets scanned, so it felt like a lot of standing around waiting. I would get to the meeting point closer to the tour time.

Not knowing much about Nashville before this trip, I didn’t realize that this group tour was a bus ride away from the museum. We all loaded into the small bus for the five-minute ride to the studio on Music Row, during which our tour guide, Matt, gave an introduction to the studio and its history and went over what to expect during our visit. This was helpful, since we really had no background on this studio, and were very interested to learn how pivotal it was in starting the recording of country music in Nashville in particular.

Matt was also a very good guide generally, since he was incredibly enthusiastic about the subject matter and seemed quite knowledgeable. As someone who isn’t a big country music fan and who didn’t know anything about Studio B in advance, I appreciated Matt’s enthusiasm as a guide. It really helped bring the visit to life in a way that wouldn’t have happened with someone less animated.

The studio is pretty unobtrusive from the outside, so you’d never know it’s such a hallowed space in country music. Once inside, the tour includes rooms. It starts in the front office/entry of the studio, which is empty with historical photos on the walls. This is where we heard all of the basic background on the studio, and heard the first of many clips of music recorded there, which was fun. The second room is the secondary studio in the building, and then the last room was Studio B itself, where some very famous recordings by Elvis, Dolly Parton, and many others were made. It was fun to get to see the piano used during Elvis’s recordings, and a lot of the recordings we heard in that room had extra impact since we were sitting right there while listening.

We spent the most time in Studio B, but it was clear we were on a schedule and needed to get back on the bus by a certain time. I thought there was enough time spent in each room, particularly the last one, but the tour was not set-up with tons of time to linger. Matt also said right from the start that all questions should be held for the bus ride back to the museum, since there wouldn’t be time to address them at the studio.

The bus ride back ended up being very Elvis-focused, and the whole tour was generally pretty Elvis-focused overall. The sole suggestion I would make is to offer a little broader discussion of the studio. For example, we never realized until after the tour when reading more about RCA Studio B that it’s still used by modern artists (it was briefly mentioned that it’s a working studio, but with no real detail). It would have been great to learn more about modern artists who record there and why they choose that studio in particular to understand the timelessness of the studio.

Overall, our tour of RCA Studio B was really great, and we absolutely would recommend it. Going into such an important and historic recording studio was a great supplement to everything we had seen in the Country Music Hall of Fame and really brought it to life.
Written November 17, 2021
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Steven S
Boiling Springs, SC73 contributions
Echoes of harmony
Nov 2021
Our guide, Debbie Malatino, was fantastic. Her love for the history and the music was evident as she led our tour. Everyone in our group was captivated by her ability to allow us to recapture the ambiance of some of the greatest music ever! I don't think we could have had a better guide.
Written November 17, 2021
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peggy b
Loudon, TN3 contributions
Ron Harman is the BEST Studio B Guide
Nov 2021
The best Studio B tour was with Ron Harman, he is a "MUSIC GENIUS". He can name the artists that recorded at Studio B along with wonderful stories about the artist and "A team" musicians. His love for the musicians is apparent. Thank you Ron for a great
fascinating tour.
Written November 15, 2021
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RCA Studio B admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $47.95, while a popular guided tour starts around $67.95 per person. See all 4 RCA Studio B tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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