In a city bursting with music, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Nashville is home to some of the most iconic record stores in America. Music lovers rejoice! Here you’ll find a rundown of some of the best places to get your vinyl fix in Music City.
Grimey’s New and Preloved Music
Located in East Nashville, Grimey’s has long been recognized by music lovers as one of (if not) the best record stores, period. After hosting music legends like John Prine and Metallica, Grimey’s is known its live in-store appearances, many of which get released as limited-edition recordings, in addition to its records.
Housing an ever-growing selection of rock, R&B, blues, jazz, country, and folk, Phonoluxe Records is another historic Nashville record store. For die-hard vinyl junkies, Phonoluxe has gained a prolific reputation over the years. The massive brick building on Nolensville Road has appealed to hipsters and non-hipsters alike.
As an East Nashville fixture since 2008, The Groove is home to an assortment of new and used vinyl, CDs, and cassettes. This music haven is definitely crate diver approved.
Third Man Records
Third Man Records is more than just a record store; inside its walls, you’ll find a record store, novelties lounge (featuring the Third Man Record Booth), label offices and distribution center, photo studio, and the world’s only live venue with direct-to-acetate recording capabilities. You have to see it to believe it.
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