Historic RCA Studio A in Nashville Escapes Demolition
When RCA Studio A was in its prime, it recorded some of the earliest booming rock and country acts including Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and the Beach Boys. Although it has technically still been in business with Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves currently recording there, it's mostly a popular tourist attraction at this point.
Unfortunately, it was announced in June that the studio was in line to be sold to developers (who clearly have no respect for music history) to demolish and replace with condos. The building isn't much to look at, but its symbolic legacy is a true landmark of Nashville’s music scene.
Nashville Scene has reported that Mike Curb, owner of Curb Records, along with Chuck Elcan and Aubrey Preston will be purchasing the studio in a preservation effort. Curb has done this type of thing before, first purchasing RCA's Studio B and a few others that were doomed for the same fate. Ben Folds, the current Studio A operator for the past 12 years, wrote an open letter back in June to rally support for preservation. You can read that letter here.
Ben Folds: RCA Studio A -- For the Love of Music