Tennessee Music Pathways
American Music beats in the history of Tennessee. It started on the porches of Smoky Mountain farmers and sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta south of Memphis. It was first recorded in Bristol, evolved through the decades moving to Studios in both Nashville and Memphis, and from the stages of Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House. The Tennessee Music Pathway is lined by Music History.
American Recording Studios
From the Birthplace of Country Music and the first recordings in 1927 to the modern era of I-Pods and Satellite Broadcasts, you’ll explore the recording of music. From the simple Joys of singing on the porch to the electrifying sounds that rocked the world. This tour is about the music of America and the Recording Studios that produced it.
Music of The Million Dollar Quartet
They came from the South, near Nashville and Memphis. They revolutionized American Music and this wonderful tour visits their homes, music stages and celebrates the iconic sounds that changed the world. Gather your group, listen for the sounds, look for their footprints and chase the legends.
“Born in Bristol”
It was the most important event in the History of Country Music. In 1927 in the mountains of Virginia, a talent scout for the Victor Talking Machine Co spent 8 days making the first ever musical recordings. Known as the ‘Bristol Sessions’ that event has also been called “The Big Bang of Country Music,” bring your group and see Country’s origin at the hallowed Carter Family Fold, and its glory at the Grand Ole Opry.
Nashville Like Never Before
Luxury like never before starts with a cocktail at Fifth + Broadway’s outdoor entertainment deck high above The Ryman Auditorium. Connected to the luxurious Renaissance Hotel you are in the heart of the Nashville’s new culinary and fashion scene, and also in walking to distance to three dozen fun-filled Honky Tonks with Live Music.
The Music of America
The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. These are the towns where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. On this three city tour you’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Soul, Dixieland Jazz, and Cajun. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
Opry to Opry
Beginning with Oklahoma City’s Rodeo Opry you enjoy a great music tour that starts with Cowboy Country, continues to Memphis for a bit of Rock and Roll then drives into Nashville for the latest in American Country Music at the Grand Ole Opry.
Opry Birthday Bash
Come to Nashville and help celebrate the Grand Ole Opry’s 98th Birthday. There are many birthday activities planned including a special birthday concert, backstage tours, free music in the Opry Plaza, and even the Opry’s birthday cake! This tour also includes lodging at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, the Country Music Hall of Fame with a songwriters recording session and Tickets for the Grand Ole Opry.