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Review of RCA Studio B

RCA Studio B
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Ranked #4 of 258 things to do in Nashville
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 23, 2014

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.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited Nashville with our daughter and son in law. I am always a bit concerned the "younger" people may not like what the older people like! But this was not a concern for this tour. As others have said the only way you can see this tour is to add it on to a Country Music Hall of Fame ticket. You take a small bus over. the studio is still being used to record, which is fantastic. It is so intersting to see the place where so many recording artists made their hits. if you are an Elvis fan, like I am, you will really like it, as the original piano that was Elvis's favorite was in the recording studio, as well a a "X" marks the spot to show you where Elvis normally stood to record. they play one of Elvis's very big hits that was recorded here, just the way Elvis recorded it, as well as Elvis's favorite of his own recordings. The studio is on Music Row, which we later came back and walked some of to see some of the other recording studios being used today.

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

This tour was an add on from the County Hall of Fame. Well worth the extra cost and time to be able to walk into the studio that was the start to so many artists. Gives you goose bumps.

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are interesting in seeing the inside of a recording studio or are an Elvis fan, this is a must stop for you. The studio is as it was when Elvis used it. So everything is dated. There are no other studios open to the public however, so this is your chance to see a recording studio. A quick tour offered while you are at the Country Music hall of fame.

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was one of our favorite experiences in Nashville. Tickets are expensive and can only be purchased in conjunction with a Hall of Fame tour ($40 total per person). The experience, however, is much more intimate and personal than the Hall. It's a short bus ride from the hall to the studio. Our guide was very knowledgable about the history of the studio and the songs recorded there (including more than 260 from Elvis). It's a great piece of history and another must do in Nashville. I only wish you could go there separate from the Hall of Fame.

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