RCA Studio B is the only recording studio is Nashville that is open for public tours. Tour tickets must be purchased through the Country Music Hall of Fame, and it is a good extension of music history. Transportation is provided to and from RCA Studio B from the museum, and our guide shared some local stories along the route. The route takes you down music row and past some record labels with banners of showing current hit-makers displayed proudly in front of their buildings.
RCA Studio B is not much to look out from the outside, and the inside is like a step back in time. The first room is an introduction to some of the artists who recorded in the studio. We spent the most time in the room where legends have recorded, most notably Elvis. For Elvis fans, this studio shouldn't be missed, as his legend is preserved here and many stories are about him. There is also the opportunity to sit at the very piano that Elvis played. Watching and hearing clips of artists recording in the studio and then sitting in the actual room where they sang was a special experience. As our guide pointed out, there was no auto-tuning when this studio was in use, so the artists worked hard to create a final recording. RCA Studio B gives a good look into how and where some of music's well-know artists and songs were recorded, and is worth a visit.