Nashville Public Television To Air Documentary Highlighting Nashville’s Music Row Area On Aug. 17

Nashville Public Television (NPT) will highlight the history of Nashville’s Music Row area, in a documentary set to air Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Music Row: Nashville’s Most Famous Neighborhood, chronicles the area’s history, from the rise of the Grand Ole Opry and the opening of recording studios in downtown Nashville, to the influence from the launching of Owen and Harold Bradley’s Music Row recording studio and Quonset Hut counterpart, through the growth of the neighborhood to house the Nashville music industry’s many labels, publishers, entertainment law offices, and more.

“We’d talked about doing this documentary for the last 10 years, but the impetus to do it now was partly because of how quickly Nashville is changing,” said NPT’s Justin Harvey, the documentary’s producer. “And certainly the fight to save RCA Studio A underscored the need to do it now. We wanted to preserve these spaces on film at least and, in fact, one building was lost while the documentary was being shot.”

Among those taking part in the documentary are MusicRow Magazine contributor Robert K. Oermann, as well as Bill Anderson, Harold Bradley, The Bellamy Brothers, David Briggs, Joe Chambers, Sharon Corbitt-House, Don Cusic, Michael Gray, Craig Havighurst, Kathy Mattea, Charlie McCoy, Jay McDowell, Pat McMakin, Bob Moore, Ray Stevens and Ernie Winfrey. The documentary is narrated by Pam Tillis.


Additional broadcast times for Music Row: Nashville’s Most Famous Neighborhood include Monday (Aug. 21) at 7 a.m. on NPT2, and Tuesday, Aug. 22 at noon on NPT2. The documentary will also be available for streaming at the NPT Passport portal. 


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