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Celebrate Nashville

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This issue of “Celebrate Nashville” serves to honor the one-of-a-kind people and history that make up Music Row. Celebrating more than 60 years of music, artistry and production, Music Row has been a vital part of the Nashville community and has always been an important element of the city’s economy. On this site, you will find numerous articles about the history of the Row, along with video testimonials from Nashville’s leaders and celebrities including Brenda Lee and Big & Rich, and a booklet that offers a full snapshot of the city’s music history.

We have worked extensively with Metro Nashville Public Schools to create a publication and corresponding material that not only tells the story of Music Row, but also serves the needs of the students. From what the teachers have expressed to us, many students feel they are stuck without a way out – and they need inspiring information surrounding persons and locations they can relate to.

“Celebrate the History of Music Row” was created to offer that hope and to inspire the student to make forward and positive changes in their own lives, allowing them to see that they can make a difference – just like the artists of Music Row.

Influential Figures of Music Row

There are multiple artists whose time on Music Row helped shape not only the Nashville sound, but the music world at large, three of whom are pictured above. “Celebrate the History of Music Row” offers insight into those artists and their impactful careers.

Johnny and June Carter Cash were two of the most influential figures to come out of country music in the 1960s. PHOTO CREDIT - METRO NASHVILLE ARCHIVES
Johnny and June Carter Cash were two of the most influential figures to come out of country music in the 1960s. PHOTO CREDIT - METRO NASHVILLE ARCHIVES
The 1970s brought the “Outlaw Movement” when artists like Waylon Jennings 
and Willie Nelson wanted control over their own music styles and recordings. They didn’t favor the “slickly” produced records of the day. PHOTO CREDIT - MICHAEL PUTLAND / GETTY IMAGES
The 1970s brought the “Outlaw Movement” when artists like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson wanted control over their own music styles and recordings. They didn’t favor the “slickly” produced records of the day. PHOTO CREDIT - MICHAEL PUTLAND / GETTY IMAGES
Carrie Underwood on American Idol.  PHOTO COURTESY WALLPAPERAMA.COM
Carrie Underwood on American Idol. PHOTO COURTESY WALLPAPERAMA.COM