Acuff-Rose Building Gets Renovation

(L-R): Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, and Clement in 1988. Photo: Alan Mayor

(L-R): Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, and Jack Clement in 1988. Photo: Alan Mayor

The Acuff-Rose music publishing building, home of one of Nashville’s illustrious publishing companies and located at 2510 Franklin Pike, will soon be renovated. The building was purchased by Legacy Instruction Media in late 2012, according to The Tennessean. Legacy provides video instruction, including content, curriculum development, multimedia production and distribution management.

Roy Acuff and Fred Rose founded Acuff-Rose in 1942; the publishing house counts the Roy Orbison hit “Oh Pretty Woman,” and Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You” among its classic hits. Acuff-Rose was also housed in buildings in the Melrose district along Nashville’s Eighth Avenue. In 1985, Gaylord Entertainment Group purchased the catalog and later sold it to Sony/ATV Music in 2002.

Legacy will occupy the building’s second floor, while offering the first floor for lease. An Acuff-Rose Memorial Wall will be created for the second-floor lobby.

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