A sign proclaims Bristol, a city that straddles the Tennessee-Virginia line, as "A Good Place to Live." The sign rises approximately fifty-three feet above State Street, Bristol's main thoroughfare, which also serves as the border between the two states. A building on State Street served as the site of the Bristol Sessions, recording sessions held in 1927 that featured country music pioneers as well as a cross-section of mountain music styles.
The metal-framed sign was erected in 1910 in a different location and moved to State Street five years later; the slogan was added in 1921. Known as the Bristol Slogan Sign, the structure is in the National Register of Historic Places.