This weekend, Historic Nashville released its annual list of Music City's endangered sites, known as the Nashville Nine. The city's vast music history was front and center, with the entirety of Music Row (also one of our National Treasures) making the list for a second consecutive year. In addition, two specific buildings on Music Row – Sammy B’s/Figilo’s on the Row and the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers/Warner Brothers Records – as well as a third studio – Starday-King Sound Studios – made the list.
The focus on places related to music comes as Nashville is growing in ways that put the history of industry that made it famous at risk.
"'It's just as much about preservation of the Nashville music community as it is about the properties,' said Sharon Corbitt-House, an artist manager whose clients include Ben Folds. She is the chairwoman for this year's Nashville Nine. 'Music is about stories and places and events. We're talking about preserving places that hold stories that we hope will be shared with the rest of the world through music.'" (The Tennesseean)