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Deadline to save RCA Studio A arrives

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Tuesday marked the deadline set by a developer for someone to swoop in and rescue RCA Studio A.

The new owner claimed he was willing to take bids through 5 p.m. Tuesday night ahead of plans to bulldoze the site for a new condo building. One group said they're looking for strength in numbers so the studio doesn't go anywhere.

 "It was instrumental in that it was at the very beginning of a whole era of country music," said songwriter and producer Trey Bruce. "It ushered in what modern country music is from Eddie Arnold to Dolly Parton to Waylon Jennings and some of the big records that laid the foundation of our heritage. Music that was country music and music that was American music went through that building."

In the heart of Music Row is Studio A, a place for country music recordings for nearly 50 years, founded by the likes of Chet Atkins. 

New owner Tim Reynolds of Bravo Development has announced plans to bulldoze the studio in favor of a new five-story high rise with condos and restaurants. 

"There's tearing it down, and there's not tearing it down," said Bruce. "Are there any options in the middle? We just want to see if there's any conversation that can be had without a lot of lines drawn in the sand and anger, which seems to be the way it's gone. Really, we come in peace and just want to open up the conversation and talk."

A member of the Music Industry Coalition looking to save Studio A, Bruce said he's not sure who's placed bids and won't know until Reynolds makes an announcement. 

"A 5 o'clock deadline doesn't seem like normal business to me," said Bruce. "It just seems like ultimatumss and haste and anger. It'd be great if someone could protect it for what it is, not as a museum, so that it's not sitting there in anonymity barely working. I'm not in the zoning codes business. I'm just saying we probably shouldn't tear this down until we all take a breath and talk about it. Any way he gets what he wants, and we don't see the building torn down, I'm all for."

Reynolds did not return calls for comment Tuesday.

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