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Grammy-nominated artists record at Studio A

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Two Grammy-nominated artists recorded their albums at Nashville’s RCA Studio A this year, but their records may not have had the same sound if a developer had his way.

Nashville-based musicians prepared for a big-name recording session on Wednesday.

“I only heard what we were doing this morning before I left the house,” drummer Greg Morrow said.

They came together inside RCA Studio A, the last of its kind.

“Chet Atkins productions, great records, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves,” bassist Michael Rhodes said. “Iconic records have been made here.”

In 2014, CMA Award winner Chris Stapleton could have been the last.

“There was a developer who wanted to tear it down and build condos, which would have been the highest and best use from a financial perspective,” said Aubrey Preston, a Studio A partner.

This year, Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves are Grammy-nominated artists who recorded inside the studio.

Musgraves’ album was recorded after the building was saved and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

“The heritage of this as a place is really for musicians not only in Nashville, but throughout the world,” Preston said. “This is kind of like the old home place.”

“You come in here, it’s not like you feel ghosts or anything, but you do feel that thread of connection to the things that have gone before,” Morrow said.

New generations of artists will now get to experience that feeling inside Studio A.

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