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Mural Honors Country Music Sessions in Bristol
Original Author: Carol M. Highsmith, photographer
Created: Between 1980 and 2006
Medium: Color transparency

Mural Honors Country Music Sessions in Bristol

A modern mural commemorates the Bristol Sessions, which took place July 25–August 5, 1927, in Bristol, on the Virginia-Tennessee border. The Victor Talking Machine Company brought a field unit to the town and recorded, for the first time, Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, and other artists who would become legends of country music. A follow-up session took place in Bristol from October 27 to November 4, 1928.

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