The Sound

Explore the Sound created by Nashville Country Music Artists.

How Nashville Shaped Music

The Nashville sound originated from studios in the 1950s as a sub-genre of American country music. Consisting of steady rhythm and sophisticated vocals, the new sound helped offset declining interest in country as rock ’n’ roll began to dominate. Learn how Nashville played a big role in shaping the sound of country music and modern genres.

Harold Bradley discusses the Nashville Sound

Harold Bradley discusses the Nashville Sound

The Carter Family's Backyard

In the Carter Family's Backyard

DeFord Bailey | NPT

DeFord Bailey & Country Music

Kathy Mattea on the Echo Chamber at Jack's Tracks

Kathy Mattea on the Echo Chamber at Jack's Tracks

Ray Charles' influence on Country Music

Ray Charles' influence on Country Music

Bob Dylan Records in Nashville | NPT

Bob Dylan Records in Nashville

Music Row's Studio Sidemen

Music Row's Studio Sidemen

The Genres of Country Music

The evolution and sub-genres of Country Music

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