Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Nashville Studios Listed For $10 Million

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Zac Brown‘s Southern Ground Nashville studios, located at 114-116 17th Ave. S. in Nashville, have been listed for sale for $10 million, with Exit Real Estate handling the sale.

The studios were built in 1903, then serving as the sanctuary for Addison Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1968, Monument Records founder Fred Foster purchased the building and converted it into Monument Studio. Kris Kristofferson’s first three albums were recorded in the studio.

According to Southern Ground Nashville’s official site, the studio was purchased by Chip Young in 1975 and renamed Young’un Sound. Later, Al Jolson, Jr., son of performer Al Jolson, bought the studio, renaming it Masterlink Studio and using it as a facility specializing in audio for video remixing. Neil Young’s 2005 Prairie Wind album was recorded in the studio. In 2010, Jolson shut down the studio and it sat vacant for two years, before Zac Brown purchased the building in 2012, upgrading it into a modern-day recording facility. Currently, the three-story, 9,100 square foot space includes multiple recording spaces, a conference space, kitchen, recessed lighting, hardwood floors and more.

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