Sommet Center’s “Antenna” Tower To Actually Be Used for Something

Hello, Metblog readers, you may remember me as Andrew, the guy who used to write for this blog like 5,000 years ago before he went on an extended vacation. Sorry about that. I’m back.

It seems that XM Satellite Radio, which has been a tenant in the Country Music Hall of Fame for several years now, will be moving their Nashville studios to the arena tower at the Sommet Center. This is the tower at the corner of 5th Ave. and Broadway, which houses the visitor center at its base and the rarely-used Wolfy’s Den on the upper floors. I haven’t set foot in Wolfy’s Den since college, when it seems like every other sorority function I attended was held in this oddly-arranged space.

Though I am sure that there will be some college students upset that they’ve lost another place to get drunk and dance to “Shout,” I’d say that all in all it’s a pretty cool place for XM to put their studios. They’ll look out over both the Ryman and Broadway’s legendary honky tonks, and we’ll have another uniquely Nashville thing for visitors to point at and comment on when they visit downtown. Construction is scheduled to be completed later this year. Now, if only XM’s country stations could get up to par with Sirius’…

1 Comment so far

  1. Jared (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    Interesting. I wonder if they are going for a TRL goes country sort of thing?



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