Nashville is famous for its musical history. One place people can experience the city’s magical music-filled past is by visiting the well-known Ernest Tubb’s record shop right on Broadway.
But you’ll find more than vinyl records of your country classics at this legendary shop. Join US Ghost Adventures on a ghost tour of Ernest Tubb Record Shop and meet the ghosts of Nashville’s bloodstained past.
A Record of Hauntings
Ernest Tubb (also known as the Texas Troubadour) was a popular singer and songwriter, considered one of the founders of country music. His “Midnite Jamboree” radio show is the second longest-running in the country, and listeners can be part of the live audience every Saturday night.
The record shop is now practically a museum that houses a vast array of different country music relics. In it, you’ll find vintage vinyl, merch, songbooks, and so much more.
The shop is also famous for housing several spirits.
However, most of the spooky tales don’t come from the record shop days. The building was around long before Ernest Tubb decided to place his now-famous record shop there.
A Foundation of Death and Despair
Before Tubb, William Stockell occupied the property for his local ornament plaster business. His work includes several pieces of the Tennessee State Capitol Building and the awe-inspiring Belmont Mansion in Nashville.
However, it didn’t take long for the building to become overrun with death and despair. Just nine years after construction, the building went from being Stockell’s ornament plaster business to a Confederate hospital.
The building’s size made it difficult to house all the wounded troops. Hospital beds were limited, and casualties were on the rise. Due to the increase of dead bodies, the doctors had to turn the building’s basement into a provisional morgue.