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Recorded at Nashville's Studio B

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Recorded at Nashville's Studio B


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When it comes to Nashville iconography, RCA's Studio B is about as classic as it gets. The brainchild of Chet Atkins and Steve Sholes, the studio opened its doors in 1957, and it earned a lofty reputation as one of the best, busiest and most hit-making rooms in Music City. Studio B's heyday was in the '60s, when its chart-topping output defined the sophisticated production style known as the Nashville Sound -- Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World," Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," and Porter Wagoner's "Green, Green Grass of Home" were among the countless carefully crafted hits to come out of the storied hit factory.

But Studio B was also the birthplace of rock 'n' roll classics, from Elvis Presley's "Little Sister" to The Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown," and even tracks like Waylon Jennings' "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" that paved the way for the Nashville Sound's polar opposite, outlaw country. Today, the studio -- under the care of the Country Music Hall of Fame -- is seldom used for major commercial projects, but in recent years, My Morning Jacket, Gillian Welch and Marty Stuart have all made their way to the celebrated spot to snatch a little of the magic that still remains there. From the old-school cuts to the latter-day pilgrimages, prepare to experience the sound of Studio B.

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