Bristol Sessions

Bristol Sessions (HMF5G)

Location: Bristol, VA 37620
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.693', W 82° 10.875'

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July 25 through August 5, 1927

In 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."
HM NumberHMF5G
Marker Number1A 140
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 394339 N 4050582
Decimal Degrees36.59488333, -82.18125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.693', W 82° 10.875'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 41.58" N, 82° 10' 52.50" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416-456 State St, Bristol VA 37620, US
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