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Ken Burns’s ‘Country Music’ and its Birthplace

See the link between the new documentary and the historic music town

Ken Burns Visits The Birthplace Of Country Music Museum

Award-winning and prolific documentary maker Ken Burns is working on his next project Country Music.

Bristol, a town dissected right down the main street by the border of Tennessee and Virginia, is officially regarded as the place where country music was spawned. For it was here in 1927 that saw the first recordings of local amateur musicians who were drawn to the town with the lure of significant financial incentives to record with the best equipment developed to the day. These recordings came to be known as The Bristol Sessions and introduced the world to The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers and many others.

The Birthplace Of Country Music Museum was built to celebrate this history and music and is a wonderfully-designed facility.

Burns has already stated that the first episode of his documentary will dwell on these key events in Bristol and he recently visited the Museum and appeared in this teaser:

Listening Through The Lens will be visiting Bristol’s Museum and its Rhythm and Roots Reunion festival as part of our Grass Roots Music Tour this September. There are places still available. SEE MORE ABOUT THE TOUR HERE.

READ MORE ABOUT THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM

READ MORE ABOUT BRISTOL RHYTHM AND ROOTS REUNION

READ MORE ABOUT KEN BURNS’S ‘COUNTRY MUSIC

See the link between the new documentary and the historic music town

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Author: Rob Dickens

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