Country Music Hall of Fame


Film: Berry Hill! From Creative Workshop and Beyond (2018)

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:00pm

Documentary film Berry Hill! From Creative Workshop and Beyond chronicles the music scene in Berry Hill, one of Nashville’s six “satellite cities.” Berry Hill is located south of downtown Nashville and removed from Nashville’s famous Music Row. In 1969, producer and songwriter Buzz Cason and his songwriting and business partner Bobby Russell moved their music publishing company from Music Row to Berry Hill. The following year, Cason opened a recording studio, Creative Workshop, in Berry Hill, the first in the area. Top artists including Jimmy Buffett, the Doobie Brothers, the Gatlin Brothers, Merle Haggard, Olivia Newton-John, Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers, Leon Russell, and Dottie West recorded there. Later, a second studio built next door, Creative Workshop Two, hosted producer Brent Maher and the Judds as they made their groundbreaking recordings in the 1980s. Today, the location is the site of busy Blackbird Studios, owned by producer John McBride. Cason still owns the original Creative Workshop, which remains active. This documentary includes interviews with Buffett, Country Music Hall of Fame member Fred Foster, Larry and Rudy Gatlin, Steve Gibson, Keith Stegall, McBride, and Maher. 58 minutes. Ford Theater.


Admission is included with Museum ticket or Museum membership. Seating is limited.