Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Site of Bristol Sessions Recordings in Bristol, Tennessee, now a parking lot on the site of the former warehouse where the recordings took place

Birthplace of Country Music Museum is a museum celebrating the historic 1927 Bristol Sessions, which recorded some of the earliest country music in America when the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers and several other musicians recorded for the first time before gaining prominence. The museum is located at 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way in Bristol, Virginia. A live radio station WBCM-LP broadcasts from within the museum. The original site of the Bristol recordings is marked by a plaque several blocks from the museum.[1]

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  1. ^ Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Univ. Press of Mississippi, May 5, 2016), pg. 4

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Coordinates: 36°35′47″N 82°10′58″W / 36.5963°N 82.1829°W / 36.5963; -82.1829