The Birthplace of Country Music

Dec. 3, 2014 - Mention country music recording, and many people think of Nashville. But another Tennessee town, Bristol, calls itself the Birthplace of Country Music—because the first commercially successful recordings were made there in 1927. Earlier this year, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum opened, and now descendants of country's pioneers along with a new generation of artists are trying to keep Bristol's cultural and musical heritage alive.