Nashville’s Best Record Stores

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Music lovers around the world wait all year for Record Store Day in April—but in Nashville, every day is a record store day. Here’s where to get your vinyl fix across town.

Where to Buy Vinyl in Nashville

Grimey’s New & Preloved Music & Books

East Nashville

What to expect: Big-name appearances, an overwhelming selection, and maybe the tingles as you enter—this is the granddaddy of Nashville’s indie record stores

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The Great Escape

West Nashville

What to expect: A true superstore filled with bargain and collector’s item records as well as DVDs, comics, and games

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Third Man Records


What to expect: Offerings from Jack White’s Americana-leaning Third Man roster, plus a listening booth and allover quirky vibes

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The Groove

East Nashville

What to expect: A cozy music haven with an especially excellent representation of local music

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Ernest Tubb Record Shops


What to expect: Country, bluegrass, and gospel albums that would make the Texas Troubadour himself proud

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Boulevard Record Shop


What to expect: A Belmont student–run organization with thousands of records, listening stations, turntables, and frequent live shows (closed during May summer break)

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Vinyl Tap

East Nashville

What to expect: New and used vinyl in a living room situation; the idea here is to sip local craft brews while listening to tunes

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Alison’s Record Shop


What to expect: A vast collection of vintage vinyl curated by owner Alison Warford—her Record of the Day picks never disappoint

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South Nashville / Nolensville Pike

What to expect: An ever-growing selection of rock, R&B, blues, jazz, country, and folk; note the store’s limited hours (open Friday through Sunday)

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