Music Row got its start in the recording industry with the building and renovation of a WWII army barracks Quonset hut. Owen and Harold Bradley purchased one of these and attached it to the back of the house at 802 16th Avenue South in Nashville around 1956. The basement of that house was he first studio on what later became known as Music Row.
The Quonset Hut purchased by the Bradleys was initially known as Bradley Studio B (the house was Bradley Studio A) and was used for film and television production.
Between 1960 and its subsequent closure in June of 1982, hundreds of popular hits came out of Bradley Studio B, now often referred to as The Quonset Hut. Artists who recorded here include Johnny Cash and June Carter, Roger Miller, Patsy Cline, Brnda Lee, Merle Haggard and many more.
In 2005 the Mike Curb Foundation purchased the property to renovate and preserve this musically historic site.