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BRISTOL

BIRTHPLACE OF
COUNTRY MUSIC

N

ashville is the undisputed capitol of
country music, but did you know
Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia is designated as
the birthplace of country music by the U.S.
Congress?
In 1927 record producer Ralph Peer traveled
to Bristol to record the music of the region. His
work created what scholars refer to as the "big
bang" of country music. Those legendary 1927
Bristol Sessions first brought country to the
mainstream and introduced the world to the
Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and others, using
the most state-of-the-art technology of the era.
To celebrate the impact of the 1927 Bristol
Sessions, the Birthplace of Country Music

Museum was opened in 2014. The Museum,
an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is
an immersive, state-of-the-art experience that
explores the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions
through extraordinary sight and sound.
The Museum continues to welcome visitors
from all over the world, and due to COVID-19
the Museum staff has developed heightened
cleaning and social distancing protocols that
follow CDC and state guidelines to protect our
guests, volunteers, and staff on a daily basis. The
Museum wants families to enjoy learning about
Bristol's great role in the development of country
music in the safest environment possible during
these trying times.

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