The Nashville Palace first opened its doors in 1977 when John A. Hobbs became the founding father and served as its owner for two decades. Jerry Reed was a frequent performer at the venue, performing from the stage over 30 times in the first year alone. It was known as Jerry Reed’s Nashville Palace. The Palace helped launch some of music’s finest artists, including Lorrie Morgan and Ricky Van Shelton, and became the hotspot for Opry legends to pop into following their performances at the Opry House located across the street. Other artists who have performed at the Nashville Palace over the years include Randy Travis, George Jones, Roy Acuff, Mel Tillis, Jack Greene, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings and many more.