Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Rendering of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. ...
520 Birthplace of Country Way
Bristol, VA 24201
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Bristol City
Phone: (423) 573-4898

This state of the art museum celebrates the influence of the 1927 Bristol Sessions to today's music.  The Bristol Sessions were not the first country music recordings, but they were the first country music recordings to be mass produced and distributed. Because of the influence these sessions had on the music industry, the 1927 Bristol Sessions are also known as the 'Big Bang' of country music. Then in 1998, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution recognizing Bristol as official the Birthplace of Country Music.

When completed, this museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, will feature exhibition space spread over two floors including traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian. You will also discover a performance auditorium, radio station and an interactive multimedia experience charged with making history come alive.

Opening in August 2014.

Last Updated: 7/8/2013 3:43 PM
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