STUDIO 19's home for over 50 years was 821 19th Avenue South, on Nashville's Famed Music Row. Originally opened under the name of Music City Recorders in the early 1960's, and has recorded artists such as RINGO STARR ( Beaucoup Of Blues), GARTH BROOKS, ALAN JACKSON, DOLLY, ALLISON KRAUSS, WAYLON, JIM ED BROWN, LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS, RONNIE MILSAP, JOHN CONLEE (Rose Colored Glasses), RONNIE MCDOWELL (The King Is Gone), JOE SIMON, and JOHN WAYNE (believe it or not). It has also been a haven for many successful songwriters including CRAIG WISEMAN, ANNIE ROBOFF, MARCUS HUMMON, BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN, DAVE LOGGINS, BOB DIPIERO, JOHN SCOTT SHERRILL, STEVE BOGARD, and KAREN STALEY.
SCOTTY MOORE, guitar player for ELVIS PRESLEY, headed a small group who bought the studio in 1964. SCOTTY operated the studio until 1975 when it was sold again. The current owners, LARRY ROGERS and PAT BREWER, bought the studio in 1985. LARRY has produced such artists as RICK NELSON, BROTHER JACK MCDUFF, MEL MCDANIEL, BILLY SWAN, and CHARLY MCLAIN.
After 50 years of recording at the 821 19th Avenue South location, on June 8th, 2015 STUDIO 19 moved to Cool Springs, and has taken up residence in Studio A at THE SOUND KITCHEN, 112 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, Tn 37067. THE SOUND KITCHEN's Studio A, established in 1994, has been a recording destination for many major artists, which includes the following albums:
BROOKS AND DUNN
and the list goes on and on................
We feel very fortunate that we were offered this great studio. We invite you to come by, call, or email us to discuss recording here with us in Studio A.
Evolution of Studio 19
Studio 19 owner, Larry Rogers has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from THE University of Mississippi, and prides himself in his ability to recognize talented people at a very early stage in their career. He began his music career in the late 1960s, when he built LYN-LOU Recording Studio which became a successful recording home for both artists and songwriters. The small Memphis studio saw pop artists Rick Nelson, Tony Joe White, rockabilly singers Billy Swan, Jerry Jaye, blues artists James Carr, Marcia Ball, Bill Black's Combo, jazz artist Brother Jack McDuff, and country artists Mel McDaniel, Charly McClain, Shylo, and Mark Collie, coming to record.
Larry also founded Partner and Partnership Music, two highly successful music publishing companies, whose songwriter roster included, Jerry Hayes who penned (Who's Cheatin Who) and (Rolling With The Flow), Ronny Scaife, (The Whiskey Ain't Working) and (Alabama Clay) Mark Collie, (Hardin County Line), Rhonda Gunn, Steve Bogard, Phil Thomas, writer of Johnny Paycheck (Colorado Kool-Aid) and (Me And The IRS), and Don Singleton.
In the early 80's, Larry moved to Nashville, where he worked under legendary producer Jerry Kennedy at Mercury Recording Studios. He then moved on to
CBS to work for one of the most extraordinary country music producers of all time, Billy Sherrill. In 1985 Larry bought, with partner, Pat Brewer, Studio 19. The instantaneous success of Studio 19 led to the adjacent property purchase, and the opening of Studio 20, which led to yet another studio partnership with grammy award winning engineer John Kelton.
Along the way Larry produced the # 1 Country record, "Who's Cheatin Who" on Epic artist Charly McClain, and Lousiana Saturday Night on Capitol artist Mel McDaniel. He also produced such artists as Rick Nelson, Billy Swan, Marcia Ball, and jazz artist Brother Jack McDuff. Larry and wife Marilyn have two sons, Rhett, and Chris.
Kyle entered his first recording studio at the young age of 11. That visit lit a fire in him and he knew it was what he was meant to do. After graduating high school, he promptly moved to Nashville to attend the School of Audio Engineering on Music Row. Here his passion for music grew even stronger.
After graduating in 2007 he came to Studio 19 as an intern where his job quickly expanded past the usual cleaning and running to an assistant setting up the console, miking the room, and observing the Nashville session flow. He had his first session with "A List" musicians after a mere 3 months of interning and was asked to stay full time. Kyle took over the house engineering gig not long after. Being only 19, he was sometimes looked down on by many producers for being "too young." But that didn't stop him. What he lacked in experience he made up in determination.
Fast forward 9 years to 2016, Kyle has now been working professionally as an engineer for almost a decade, learning many great techniques along the way. He has a reputation around Nashville for being one of the best, fastest, and most effective engineers in town. He never wastes his client’s time or money, works effectively Pro Tools, and makes sure sessions run without a hiccup.
A great tracking technician, he has worked with hundreds of songwriters, producers, musicians, as well as recording artists such as Ronnie Milsap, George Clinton, John Anderson, Sammy Kershaw, T. Graham Brown, and Mark Collie.
Remembering Scotty Moore
Left:Scotty Moore; Right: Elvis Presley
Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III
December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016
Scotty Moore owned Studio 19 from 1964 to 1975. He was also friends with the current owner Larry Rogers. Mr. Moore was an American guitarist and recording engineer.
He is best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career, between 1954 and the beginning of Elvis's Hollywood years.
Rock critic Dave Marsh credits Moore with the invention of power chording, on the 1957 Presley song "Jailhouse Rock"
Moore was ranked 29th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
The Rolling Stones' lead guitarist Keith Richards has said of Moore, "When I heard Heartbreak Hotel, I knew what I wanted to do in life. It was as plain as day. All I wanted to do in the world was to be able to play and sound like that. Everyone else wanted to be Elvis, I wanted to be Scotty."
For More Information about Scotty Moore click the image above.
Remembering Pat Brewer
Mr. Pat Brewer passed away in January of 2021, and among his many endeavors, was co-owner of Studio 19 for over 30 years. His wisdom in helping direct the overall business plan for the Studio was im-measurable. Under his guidance Studio 19 was also successful in acquiring additional Music Row properties,, as well as other profitable off Row investment properties.
He was also instrumental helping in building two successful music publishing companies, Partner Music, BMI, and Partnership Music, ASCAP.
Studio 19 will miss Mr. “Pat”.