Hello and welcome to your one-stop shop for all things Music Row! It’s on this site where you’ll learn all about the incredible history that makes up one of Nashville’s most legendary institutions. Pieced together by one amazing story after another, it’s here that you’ll discover names like Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley and Brenda Lee and others and how they all connect to today’s influential artists like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and even One Direction. Frankly, Music Row has a storied history like no other and has stronger ties to the music world than most may realize. Happy exploring!
The Bradley Studios, founded by brothers Owen and Harold Bradley in 1954.
The Big Picture: A History of Country Music on Television!
By Steve Morley Today, when anything from a new Carrie Underwood or Blake Shelton video to a vintage Johnny Cash clip can be summoned on a smartphone or iPad with the flick of a finger, it’s hard to imagine a time when country music was in limited supply and TVs were found only in a […]
The Southern Soul of Music Row
By Steve Morley When a popular country performer like Tim McGraw or Jason Aldean teams up with a rap star like Nelly or Ludacris, controversy will often arise. Critics of such stylistic mashups say that these two musical styles just don’t belong together. That’s simply a matter of opinion, of course, but the discussion gets […]
Preservation Station: Country Music Hall of Fame greatly contributes to preservation
By David Ewing No organization in the world has done more to preserve, document and properly tell the story of the artists, music, studios, recording and people of the country music industry than the Country Music Hall of Fame. The greatest and most famous buildings on Music Row have been saved because of The Country […]
Country Goes to College
By David Ewing The Music Row area was famous for education and the many schools and colleges nearby before it became internationally recognized for a place where music is written, produced, managed and recorded. Since its earliest days, Nashville has been known as a place where schools offered quality education. The nickname “The Athens of […]
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“Celebrate Nashville” is a special edition publication that offers detailed insight into some of our city’s most historical landmarks. In addition to highlighting the history of Music Row, other subjects include Nashville becoming a metro government and a general celebration of the city’s history.