RCA Studio B
As a rule, the music labels in Music Row are open for business, not tours. The lone exception is Historic RCA Studio B (Music Square W., 615/416-2001, www.countrymusichalloffame.com, $12.95). The RCA studio was the second recording studio in Nashville and the place where artists including the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Hank Snow recorded hits.
Also called the RCA Victor Studio, this nondescript studio operated from 1957 to 1977. Visitors on the one-hour tour, which departs from the Country Music Hall of Fame downtown, hear anecdotes about recording sessions at the studio and see rare footage of a 1960s Dottie West recording session. The studio no longer operates, but it is used in courses at nearby Belmont College.
Tours can only be purchased in conjunction with admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tours depart hourly Sunday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, tours leave every half-hour 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition