NPR: The Birthplace Of Country Music’s First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

Outside of 152 Nassau Street in Atlanta, the site of the pop-up recording studio responsible for country music’s first hit record. Debbie Elliott/NPR

Nashville may be the country music capital, but the industry for which it’s famous began in Atlanta. Now, a grassroots drive to preserve a historic downtown building is highlighting Atlanta’s somewhat forgotten role in early roots music.

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