NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 26, 2016 – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has just released Historic RCA Studio B: Home of 1,000 Hits, the official souvenir book for the Studio. Generously illustrated with rare photos from the museum’s archives and from the archives of Sony Music in New York, Historic RCA Studio B: Home of 1,000 Hits traces the story of the studio from its birth in 1957, on what would become known as Music Row, through its role in the city’s striking musical evolution, to its place today as both working studio and tourism mecca, celebrating a magical, bygone era.
Historic RCA Studio B is a landmark, with a legacy built by some of the most important producers and artists in country and pop music. During a golden window, from 1957 to 1977, approximately 18,000 sessions were recorded within its walls, including more than 200 songs by Elvis Presley. The many hits spread Nashville’s reputation as Music City worldwide.
Historic RCA Studio B: Home of 1,000 Hits
Trim size: 8 ½” x 11
On sale now.
Available for purchase in the Museum Store or online here.
Historic RCA Studio B™ is the “Home of 1,000 Hits,” where stars like Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Charley Pride recorded some of American music’s most enduring songs. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum began operating Studio B as a historic site in 1977 and in 1996 restored the primary studio area to its original look. Through the Museum, educational tours and recording opportunities are offered to students, arts organizations, educational institutions, and visitors.
These programs are made possible by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B is made possible through a partnership between the Mike Curb Family Foundation and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B™, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.