The House of Blues Studio D recording studio, which has recorded a number of famous artists, from Al Green and Isaac Hayes to Justin Timberlake and Travis Tritt, is moving from Memphis to Nashville, Tennessee.
The studio was originally called the Sounds of Memphis when it was built in the 1960s, but has gone through a number of name changes throughout the years. It's owners said that the move to Nashville will serve a need for up-and-coming artists there.
"Memphis has been very good to us over the years, but at the same time Nashville has a base and is still growing," owner Gary Belz told the Commercial Appeal
. "We've had a surplus of [recording] rooms in Memphis for a while and a lack of rooms in Nashville, so the move made sense."
The studio structure itself was wheeled down the highway earlier in the week. All of the studio's equipment was packed into moving containers
previously, and will be sent down later. Officials say they expect the studio to be up and running again before the end of the year.