July 25 through August 5, 1927In 1927 Ralph Peer, a record producer with the Victor Talking Machine Company, set up a temporary music studio on this site. Over the next 12 days he recorded 76 songs by 19 artists, includding the Stonemans, and the first recordings of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. These recordings launched the country music industry. In 1998 the United States Congress recognized Bristol as the "Birthplace of Country Music."
|Marker Number||1A 140|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 394339 N 4050582|
|Decimal Degrees||36.59488333, -82.18125000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 35.693', W 82° 10.875'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 35' 41.58" N, 82° 10' 52.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 416-456 State St, Bristol VA 37620, US|
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