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Curb Records lets Belmont have 40 years on Music Row property

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Curb Records CEO Mike Curb is giving Belmont University a 40-year-lease on a historic Music Row property where some of Nashville's greatest music was recorded.

Belmont officials say the lease donation on the property at 34 Music Square East is worth more than $10 million and will be used by students at Belmont's Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.

Curb and Belmont also announced that renovations had been completed on the old Columbia Records Studio A on the property.

Bob Dylan recorded his legendary "Nashville Skyline" album in Studio A.

"He recorded most of three albums here - most of Blonde on Blonde. He recorded John Wesley Harding. He recorded Nashville Skyline," said music historian Don Cusic.

Before Columbia bought the property, it was once part of Bradley Studios, which operated the historic Quonset Hut.

Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee and George Jones were some of the artists who recorded music at the Quonset Hut.

"I felt there was almost a velvet sound coming out of this studio," Curb said. "When you look at the actual songs that were recorded here like Stand By Your Man."

RCA Studio B is now mostly a museum open for tours.

"This console has a history all of its own. It came out of Wally Heider's remote truck number three from Hollywood, and it recorded Peter Frampton Live, Fleetwood Mac Live," said Wesley Bulla, dean of Belmont's Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.

This go around, it will be part of a classroom lab setting for Belmont students eager to carry on the music so many legends made there.

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