Save Studio A

Pressrelease from the Nashville Community

Fifty years ago in Nashville, the RCA Victor buildings known now as “Studio A” and “Studio B” ushered in a new era for Nashville’s music industry, bringing state-of-the-art technology to Music Row and making Music City USA a worldwide brand in just a few years’ time. Today, this important piece of American music history continues to operate under the looming threat of demolition, despite being widely considered by historians to be the most important music history site on Nashville’s famous Music Row.

These few acres were once the center of the city’s creative music scene, home to an informal “producers’ alley” where Chet Atkins, Cowboy Jack Clement, Bob Ferguson and others kept offices. It was on this site that songwriters and publishers once pitched and discussed the songs that would not only be recorded by major artists, but make country music history worldwide.

Expanded in 1964 to become one of the premier sound engineering marvels of its time, the complex provided space to record a

100-piece orchestra, creating a unique acoustic environment that even today exists in only a handful of recording studios in the world. From Dolly Parton and Charley Pride to Nancy Sinatra, Perry Como and Al Hirt, the depth of music history that can be traced back to the RCA Victor Nashville Studios is astounding.

Today, centrally located Nashville real estate is hotter than it has been in decades. Almost overnight, developers have come into the area looking for teardown sites that allow zoning for high-rise construction. Sadly, the Studio A side of the RCA Victor complex falls into that category.

In late July 2014, Brentwood, Tennessee developer Tim Reynolds of Bravo Development closed on the property at a purchase price of 4.1 million dollars, vowing to preserve and incorporate the legendary studio into his plans.

On September 12, 2014 eviction notices were delivered to all tenants effective November 30, 2014. On September 19, 2014 the developer publicly announced plans to demolish the Studio A building and build

80 condominiums in its place, a move that will erase an essential piece of our Music City identity. Nashville’s Metro Historic Zoning Commission has stepped in to delay the demolition permit, but unless a compromise with the developer can be reached quickly, demolition will happen as early as December 2014.

We don’t have much time. At this moment, a diverse group of concerned citizens is working hard to raise awareness and protect Studio A from its planned demolition. Just as the Ryman was threatened and saved back in the 1970s, we hope to save Studio A by telling its story, rallying the community and encouraging Mr. Reynolds and Nashville area leaders to begin a responsible discussion to protect this irreplaceable Music City landmark.

Please join us on Facebook and Twitter, sign our petition and share this important message with your friends, before it’s too late.

10 Things that makes Dolly Happy

 

8. Working
I am a workhorse, just like my daddy. I take great pride in working hard. I get a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction and happiness from a job well done.

9. Food
I have had a love affair with food my entire life. Southern cooking makes me really happy.

Dolly Parton 

 

 

Coming soon…

Soon I’ll publish Backstage at Blue Smoke World Tour part 4 and the story of Make a wish…to the M & G with Dolly.

I do also have some thoughts Of bringing back Special Guest – interviews with those people who work in the Entertainment business…Until then read My interviews with David Blackstock, Camp Elaine, Alan Mercer, Connie Freeman Prince and The twins Gary & Larry Lane

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Photo from Southern Living Mag

And I would love to have Dolly Parton as a Honor Guest too…

Backstage at Blue Smoke World Tour part 3

Tomorrow it’s two month since I got a really amazing squezzing hug from Dolly,  miss it alot and everything else from that day.

Dolly’s niece Hannah picked up us at the will call office and was an absolut amazing host during the day, she liked my bracelet alot ( I bought that at Lousiana art museum, but that’s another story with a connection to Dolly, I’ll talk about later )

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Hannah , Steve , Diana Falheim

Steve came in the room and talked mainly about Dolly’s outfits.
Those outfits you see Dolly wear at magazines and red carpets; it’s outfits she only wear once then they’ll be at the Chasing Rainbow museum in Pigeon Forge,  Tennessee .
The stage outfits wear Dolly so many time she wants to, she’s the one who decide witch outfit and hair she’ll have at the time, private time also .

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Steve, Diana Falheim

This outfit is one from Dolly’s early days, Steve hasn’t design this one, but I remember he said that this one is his favourite because the uglyiness make it’s so genious beautiful,  he loves this outfit.
Steve is Dolly’s designer.

Next time I’ll write more about my favourite Dolly outfits and maybe add some hair by Cheryl too.
Hannah’s hair is so beautiful,  by the way you might find Hannah working as stylist in Nashville.

Copyright photos by Diana Falheim, Copenhagen,  Denmark 2014

Congratulations Dolly & Kenny for the CMA nomination

Congratulations Dolly and Kenny for the CMA nomination Musical Event Of the Year for the beautiful song ” You Can’t Make Old Friends”
You Can’t Make Old Friends

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Don’t miss the CMA Awards!

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Dollyfan & Diana Falheim Wishing Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers the best! they’re the Musical Event of the Year

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