This afternoon you will arrive in Nashville and meet your Tour Manager. You will go straight to the world famous Madame Tussauds. Here you'll have the opportunity to snap photos of yourself with the biggest music icons past and present. With over 50 wax music themed figures, you're sure to find your favorite!
You’ll have dinner.
After breakfast this morning, you'll take a self guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark and must see for anyone visiting Nashville. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 — 1974, its history as Nashville's premier theater and central gathering place started even before construction was complete in 1892.
Next, you'll take a guided tour of RCA Studio B. Historic RCA Studio B is one of the world's most important and successful recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life by the Studio B magic, including more than 1,000 American hits, 40 million-selling singles, and over 200 Elvis Presley recordings (by far more than any other studio). Step into the house of the hitmakers and discover the legend of this Music Row landmark.
There's nothing like a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House - it's a must-see for everyone in Music City! Walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous! Your knowledgeable guide will share stories about the Opry and country music greats, show you photos from the Opry's biggest moments in history, and take you to the artist entrance - where legends, new artists, and superstars alike enter the Opry House on the night of an Opry show.
This evening you'll perform at Opry Plaza and see a show at the Grand Ole Opry!
You’ll have dinner.
This morning you'll participate in an instrumental or vocal master class.
Next, you'll visit the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee. This full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Today the Parthenon, which functions as an art museum, stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park. You'll be able to walk around the outside of the museum and take photos.
Your group will then head to Ocean Way Recording Studio in the heart of Music Row where you will be paired with a music artist to record your track for the holiday album. Some of the biggest hits of our time were recorded in these studios by artists including Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Train, Beyoncé, Toby Keith, Kristen Chenoweth, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Wilson Phillips, Sara Evans, Amy Grant, Paul Simon, Blake Shelton, No Doubt, and MORE! 100% of album sales from the 2019 record will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.
You’ll have dinner.
This morning you'll take an audio tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation (CMF). The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry.
You'll visit the Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar, the home of the famous Goo Goo Cluster. You'll learn the incredible history of this famous treat and you'll have an opportunity to treat yourself to a sweet treat as well.
Your final stop will be a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum where you'll find the most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.
You'll board your bus and begin the return trip home making a stop for meals en-route (not included).
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