There's a reason Nashville has become Music City USA, and a reason why the Barbershop Harmony Society's HQ belongs there.
A growing body of research has identified the Americana musical triangle of Nashville-Memphis New Orleans as the cradle of the blues, jazz, and barbershop harmony. The groundbreaking work Tulane University researcher Lynn Abbott to quantify these early barbershop singers, and of Dr. David Wright and Dr. Jim Henry, reflects the historical links of famous jazz musicians singing "barbershop"-style harmonies.
As we take our place in the Nashville musical community (both artistically and in the industry,) the importance of this connection becomes more evident. Our growing partnership with the National Museum of African-American Music further celebrates and explores the shared heritage of the American musical arts.