These programs honor and showcase the careers of songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music history. Through in-depth, one-on-one interviews with the writers, museum visitors gain a better understanding of how songwriters work behind the scenes to create famous songs. Quarterly. Learn more about Poets and Prophets.
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On January 10 1956, two months after leaving tiny Sun Records for RCA and two days after turning 21, Elvis Presley retired to a Nashville studio for his first sessions on the new label. The first song he cut was a cover of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman," the second was "Heartbreak Hotel." The latter song, and Presley's follow-up hits, had such a commercially devastating impact on country music that for a time Nashville's famed 16th Avenue seemed to be the loneliest street in America.