Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Birthplace Of Country Music Museum Opens
So it made sense for a producer from Victor Records named Ralph Peer to set up a makeshift studio in a hat factory, a few blocks from where the Birthplace of Country Music Museum now stands, and start auditioning talent.
On Saturday August 2, 2014, hundreds attended grand opening ceremonies for the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a 24,000-square-foot ode to those renowned 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting impact on music. Dignitaries lauded the decades-long effort to establish a landmark Twin City museum honoring those recordings which produced the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and helped boost the career of Ernest “Pop” Stoneman.
Saturday's events included performances by Ralph Stanley (above left), Jim Lauderdale (above right) and Carlene Carter - living/performing ancestor of the Carter family. MORE HERE, HERE & HERE