Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol

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  • I'm glad we visited. Staff was super friendly and knowledgable. Museum was interesting and has a theater room when you begin to give some background about the Bristol Sessions. If you have been to the...  more »
  • We learned about the Birthplace of Country Music Museum online and decided to go. What a great place to learn about our music heritage. We didn't know that country music evolved from music sang in the...  more »
  • Extraordinarily well presented multi-media presentations explain the 1927 Bristol recording sessions in the context of both their era and their effect on subsequent American music. Three documentary f...  more »
  • Fantastic museum. The information is accessible for newcomers to Appalachia, the South, and mountain music, yet it is fascinating for people with prior knowledge. The museum is thoughtfully designed and full of music, so I enjoyed being able to use my ears rather than silently reading in every room. I easily got a taste of every exhibit in under 2 hours, but I would definitely come back to learn more!
  • The museum is well-trained and the film is exquisite. I liked recording my own vocals in the recording booth. Just wish there were more of the original instruments from the artists exhibited within.
  • I love this museum. Its story is very clear, and the exhibits are well-maintained and interesting. A great way to spend an afternoon!
  • Excellent facility and educational experience. I highly recommend this!
  • Absolutely loved it....the technology they have is amazing. Don't go unless you want to know how music got started...before Jonny Cash there was bluegrass and gospel so on. But very interesting, and the staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

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