End of an Era
Posted by Roy Zinck on March 26, 2022, 5:59 pm
I just read that the Ernest Tubb store in Nashville is closing. Opened in 1947 in one area of Nashville, but the location at 417 Broadway, Nashville has had its doors opened since 1951. |
Apparently a legal matter between past and present owners has made it necessary to close, with speculation of opening yet another restaurant, in the already crowded street.
I guess to me, losing the last of what seems to be the only surviving reminder of a time when real country music was made, is just plane sad and will be a huge loss for all us older generation. I can see Jim Reeves himself walking thru these doors on his way home from a performance in Nashville. He would be hard pressed to recognize anything familiar, save for the Ernest Tubb store. .the street and the city itself has changed beyond recognition.
There is a webcam live feed you can access on Broadway, if you wish to see how it looks today. Just type in "Nashville Webcam"...that takes you to a page called..."Live stream Cam...Broadway" The interesting feature is that the feed just happens to show the front of the Ernest Tubb store (big guitar and all) on the far left of the screen.. You can actually watch people entering and coming out in real time. Catch it while you can and see how Jim would have seen this store so many years ago.
Thanks everyone and enjoy the webcam..!!