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"Nashville’s rock and indie scene is not a secret anymore." -David Dye



Featured Videos

Elizabeth Cook - Grand Ole Opry


Elizabeth Cook takes us behind the scenes and onto the stage at the
Grand Ole Opry.

Elizabeth Cook Walk Around


Singer songwriter, SiriusXM Apron Strings DJ, and Grand Ole Opry performer, Elizabeth Cook, showed us her Nashville from Grimey’s Record Store, to watching her new 45 get pressed at United Record Pressing to, of course, her hairdresser!

Jerry Douglas


A trip around Nashville with Jerry Douglas leads us to BBQ, Gruhn Guiitars and the legendary Ryman Auditorium.

Caitlin Rose


Nashville based singer-songwriter
Caitlin Rose takes The World Cafe
on the town.

Hatch Print Show


The business of making classic country concert posters is still going strong at Hatch Show Print. Manager Jim Sharraden shows us how it’s done.

United Record Pressing


Nashville has the largest record pressing plant in the country. Jay Millar shows us some hot vinyl.



Sessions with David Dye

nashville-episode-10

The Five Most Important Country Records Ever

Air Date: Friday, April 12 What Are The Five Most Important Country Records Ever? We put the question to Stephen Bowen of the Ernest Tubb Record Store in Nashville. The record store was started...Read More
nashville-episode-5

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

Air Date: Friday, April 12 @2:00pm EST It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after bewitching us as Gram Parsons duet partner. Her record company...Read More
nashville-episode-9

Country Music History and The Studio Where It Was Made

Air Date: Thursday, April 11 @2:00pm EST. So you think you know country music? Our new good friend Michael Gray, curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, will tell you what...Read More
nashville-episode-8

The Five Best Of The Third Man Records Live to Vinyl Series

Air Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2:00pm EST. Jack White’s Third Man Records has become a cultural force in Nashville in the short time they have been there. The Third man complex is situated in an...Read More
nashville-episode-7

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Personal Take on Nashville

For our Sense of Place: Nashville edition we immediately knew we wanted to talk with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to get their take on the changes in the city over the last couple...Read More
nashville-episode-3

Moon Taxi Grows Their Unique Indie-Prog-Jazz-Folk Style On Their New Album

Air Date: Wednesday, April 10 @2:00pm EST. You might be tempted to call our Sense of Place: Nashville guests, Moon Taxi, a jam band if their instrumental excursions were not so concise and well thought...Read More
nashville-episode-1

An Infectious New Nashville Band, Leagues

Air Date: Monday, April 8, 2:00pm EST. Leagues encapsulate the change that is going on in Music City. A new rock band formed by an amazing singer Thad Cockrell who was so disenchanted with his...Read More
nashville-episode-2

Singer-Songwriter Caitlin Rose’s First Musical Love Certainly Wasn’t Country

Air Date: Tuesday, April 9 @2:00pm EST. Caitlin Rose is rightfully the current darling of the new young Nashville. She has just released The Stand-In her second album. Caitlin may have moved to Nashville...Read More
nashville-episode-6

Grimeys Records Top Five Best New Nashville Bands

Air Date: Tuesday, April 9 @2:00pm EST. All signs pointed to Grimey’s Records, the mecca for indie music in town to help us find out what is the best new local music in Nashville....Read More
nashville-episode-11

Raw Gospel and Roots at The Heart of Nashville's Luella and The Sun

Air Date: Monday, April 8. For our Sense of Place: Nashville week we went with the consensus pick of Luella and The Suns out of the many more than qualified Nashville bands...Read More
nashville-episode-4

Two Treasures of The Nashville Americana Scene Collaborate – Buddy & Jim

Air Date: Thursday, April 11 @2:00pm EST. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have contributed so much to roots music throughout their careers . As songwriters and players both solo and with each other they have...Read More

Nashville Spotify Playlist

Episode Guide

Sense of Place: Nashville Episode Guide

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nashville-episode-10

The Five Most Important Country Records Ever

Air Date: Friday, April 12 What Are The Five Most Important Country Records Ever? We put the question to Stephen Bowen of the Ernest Tubb Record Store in Nashville. The record store was started...Read More
nashville-episode-5

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

Air Date: Friday, April 12 @2:00pm EST It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after bewitching us as Gram Parsons duet partner. Her record company...Read More
nashville-episode-9

Country Music History and The Studio Where It Was Made

Air Date: Thursday, April 11 @2:00pm EST. So you think you know country music? Our new good friend Michael Gray, curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, will tell you what...Read More
nashville-episode-8

The Five Best Of The Third Man Records Live to Vinyl Series

Air Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2:00pm EST. Jack White’s Third Man Records has become a cultural force in Nashville in the short time they have been there. The Third man complex is situated in an...Read More
nashville-episode-7

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Personal Take on Nashville

For our Sense of Place: Nashville edition we immediately knew we wanted to talk with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to get their take on the changes in the city over the last couple...Read More
nashville-episode-3

Moon Taxi Grows Their Unique Indie-Prog-Jazz-Folk Style On Their New Album

Air Date: Wednesday, April 10 @2:00pm EST. You might be tempted to call our Sense of Place: Nashville guests, Moon Taxi, a jam band if their instrumental excursions were not so concise and well thought...Read More
nashville-episode-1

An Infectious New Nashville Band, Leagues

Air Date: Monday, April 8, 2:00pm EST. Leagues encapsulate the change that is going on in Music City. A new rock band formed by an amazing singer Thad Cockrell who was so disenchanted with his...Read More
nashville-episode-2

Singer-Songwriter Caitlin Rose’s First Musical Love Certainly Wasn’t Country

Air Date: Tuesday, April 9 @2:00pm EST. Caitlin Rose is rightfully the current darling of the new young Nashville. She has just released The Stand-In her second album. Caitlin may have moved to Nashville...Read More
nashville-episode-6

Grimeys Records Top Five Best New Nashville Bands

Air Date: Tuesday, April 9 @2:00pm EST. All signs pointed to Grimey’s Records, the mecca for indie music in town to help us find out what is the best new local music in Nashville....Read More
nashville-episode-11

Raw Gospel and Roots at The Heart of Nashville's Luella and The Sun

Air Date: Monday, April 8. For our Sense of Place: Nashville week we went with the consensus pick of Luella and The Suns out of the many more than qualified Nashville bands...Read More
nashville-episode-4

Two Treasures of The Nashville Americana Scene Collaborate – Buddy & Jim

Air Date: Thursday, April 11 @2:00pm EST. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have contributed so much to roots music throughout their careers . As songwriters and players both solo and with each other they have...Read More

Map

Nashville Map

Click and Explore the map to find out more about our trip to Nashville.

Photos

Nashville Photo Gallery

Photos for Sense of Place: Nashville by Kim Junod, World Cafe Senior Producer,

Videos

Videos for Sense of Place by Bob G Media


Points of Interest

Sense of Place: Nashville - Points of Interest

Bars

Museums

Other Points

Record Stores

  • Ernest Tubb Records
    Site: etrecordshop.com
    Map: 417 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203
    Description: The Ernest Tubb Record Shop is a one-stop shop for country and bluegrass CDs, DVDs, LPs, books, and memorabilia. Founded by Grand Ole Opry star Ernest Tubb in 1947.
    Recommended By: n/a
    Media: Video
  • Grimey’s
    Site: grimeys.com
    Map: 1604 8th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37203
    Description: In addition to housing preloved records & CDs, DVDs and back catalog of 7-inches, the new space also features full-service indie bookstore and coffee shop.
    Recommended By: Elizabeth
    Media: Video
  • Third Man
    Site: thirdmanrecords.com
    Map: 623 7th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203
    Description: Originally founded by Jack White in Detroit, MI in 2001, a physical location was established in Nashville in 2009. In its current state it contains a record store, record label offices, photo studio, dark room and live venue with analog recording booth.
    Recommended By: n/a
    Media: Video

Restaurants

Shops

Studios

  • Casino
    Site: ericmassenashville.com
    Map: Nashville, TN (private)
    Description: A dimly lit, thick vibed, dense hang of a recording studio in East Nashville, where Eric Masse records music.
    Recommended By: Caitlin Rose
    Media: Photo
  • RCA Studio B
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: 1611 Roy Acuff Place Nashville, TN 37203
    Description: Dubbed 'Home of 1,000 Hits,' this humble building on Music Row was a hotbed of recording activity from the time it opened in 1957 until the early 1970s (it closed in 1977).
    Recommended By: n/a
    Media: Video
  • Woodland Studio
    Site: None
    Map: Nashville, TN (private)
    Description: Where many a classic country sessions went to tape in the 50s and 60s.
    Recommended By: Gillian Welch/David Rawling
    Media: Photo

Venues

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The Wyncote Foundation

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