The Nashville Sound Tour

Discover a music ecosystem unlike anything that can be found anywhere else in the country amid the unassuming former homes and small commercial buildings of Music Row.  This walking tour will trace the history of Music Row’s development, spanning from the 1950s and ‘60s when artists including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, and Bob Dylan recorded there to today’s biggest stars such as Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell. Visitors will see the places that shaped the emergence of pop artists like Neil Young and Contemporary Christian artists like Amy Grant in the 1970s and ‘80s, as well as the explosion of Garth Brooks’ “Garthmania” in the 1990s. In addition to highlighting many of the artists who have recorded on Music Row, the tour will share behind-the-scenes stories of how music is created, from songwriting, to recording, to promotion.  The tour will end with an immersive experience sitting side-by-side with top songwriters and musicians at legendary Soundstage Studios, home of hits by Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard and countless others!


1:00pm – Depart MCC 6th Ave. Tunnel
1:15pm – Music Row walking tour begins at Bobby’s Idle Hour
2:30pm – Imagine Recordings session at Soundstage Studio
4:00pm – Depart Soundstage Studios