Press Kit

“The 1927 Bristol Sessions are the single most important event in the history of country music.”
– Johnny Cash

Awards and Accolades

From Jimmie Rodgers To Jason Aldean: 90 Years Of Country’s Big Bang (The Bristol Sessions)

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Celebrates At The Birthplace of Country Music

In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion Celebrates the Birth of Country This September

Bristol opens Birthplace of Country Music Museum

How the Bristol Sessions Created Country

Bristol’s Legacy as Birthplace of Country Music Lives On With Museum, Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival

Rolling Stone

Dolly Parton, Steve Martin Among Acts Saluting 1927 Bristol Sessions

Washington Times Herald

Where Country Music Was Born



The Birthplace of Country Music showcases Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia’s role in the birth and development of country music through the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, Radio Bristol, and a multitude of community and educational outreach programs.

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