Where Music Row began

RCA Studio B on Music Row

RCA Studio B on Music Row

Sept. 11: Here’s some more video from my friend Renee Hopkins, shot the same morning as that linked in the Sept. 3 post below. When we were done at Nashville City Cemetery, I asked her if she wanted to pop over to Music Row to talk about the two historic studios there: the Quonset Hut on 16th Avenue and RCA Studio B on 17th Avenue. They’re a block apart, and they represent the time when the Nashville recording business really hit its stride. We talk about it in the two videos embedded in this post on Renee’s blog.

They lie at rest beneath the clay …

At Nashville City Cemetery, where songwriting great Harlan Howard is buried.

At Nashville City Cemetery, where songwriting great Harlan Howard is buried.

Sept. 3: My friend Renee Hopkins is moving back to Texas from Boston, and she decided to visit as many country and bluegrass music artists’ graves as she could fit in along the way. The route included Nashville, where we worked together at The Tennessean in the 1990s. She and I met for breakfast Tuesday morning, then headed to two Nashville cemeteries — Springhill in the Madison neighborhood, and the old City Cemetery near downtown — to see the graves and talk about the folks buried there, all captured on video. Check it out here.

Advertisements