Fans of country music flock to Nashville every year and the first place they visit is The Ernest Tubb Record Shop. Founded in 1947 by Ernest Tubb, a star on the Grand Ole Oprey, this music store has become a mecca for music fans. The store gives customers an opportunity to peruse records and find hidden gems by contemporary, mainstream artists to classic country stars. The devoted staff know their stuff and between them, they know everything there is to know about the genre. Whether customers are new to country music or are true enthusiasts, the staff can point them in the direction of material right from the very beginning to the modern day.
Apart from rows and rows of CDs and vinyls, The Ernest Tubb Record Shop broadcasts the Midnight Jamboree, the second longest running radio show in history, which follows the Grand Ole Oprey on Saturday nights. Notable artists who have appeared on the stage include Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Garth Brooks, and Marty Stuart.