The creaking hardwood floor and narrow rows of record bins have been discernably polished and widened since this historic record shop opened in 1947. Ernest Tubb was a beloved country music entertainer who played Carnegie Hall, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and founded the “Midnite Jamboree,” a live-music event that followed the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman. Today the store is more of a pilgrimage stop than a place to score great vinyl; I was surprised by their limited selection, but it makes sense when you see the volume of CDs they’re stocking. (It’s like 1993 in there.) There’s another, larger shopping mall location out near Opryland, at 2416 Music Valley Dr. (tel. 615/889-2474), which is where the “Midnite Jamboree” is held each Saturday, and where Ernest Tubb’s famous tour bus resides.
Ernest Tubb Record Shop
417 Broadway, USA
Our Rating Phone 615/255-7503 Web site Ernest Tubb Record Shop
Map417 Broadway USA Nashville
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