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Radio Bristol’s Top Albums of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, it becomes a time for reflection – and so Radio Bristol would like to take the opportunity to look back at some of the […]

Eric Childress, Tracey Childress, Charlene Baker, and Tim Baker posing in front of the stage at Atlanta's Bobby Dodd stadium prior to St. Paul & the Broken Bones' opening performance for The Rolling Stones. Charlene is wearing a St. Paul & the Broken Bones t-shirt.
All I want for Christmas is a great music experience and the t-shirt: Bristol Rhythm Christmas Party Playlist included

Wearing your favorite band's t-shirt to their show is definitely cool. Support your local music scene!

String band posed in front of a false backdrop. Three white musicians stand at the back: a ukulele player and two fiddle players, one of which is a woman. Three musicians sit at the front: two banjo players and a guitar player.
From the Vault: National Fiddle Day

While December 13 – today – is National Violin Day, here at the Birthplace of Country Music, we celebrate it as National Fiddle Day! The violin or fiddle is believed […]

A man with grey hair stands against a dark background. He is wearing all black and holds an acoustic guitar.
The World of Marty Stuart: Country Music’s Legacy in Mississippi

Today we welcome guest writer Miriam Meeks to the BCM Blog as she shares stories and objects from a wonderful special exhibit currently on display at the Mississippi Department of […]

Radio Bristol Book Club: The Star Fisher

Welcome to Radio Bristol Book Club where readers from BCM and the Bristol Public Library come together each month to celebrate and explore books inspired by our region’s rich Appalachian cultural and musical heritage! […]

Two black musicians on stage. The man is to the left and is playing keyboards; he is wearing mustard-colored pants, a black short-sleeved shirt, and an orange beanie. He has a beard. The woman is to the right and she is singing into a mic. She is wearing a black belted and thin-strapped dress with fringe along the top of the bodice; she has gold hoop earrings on and has a purple tambourine over one arm. Her hair is shoulder-length.
Rx for the Soul: A Bristol Rhythm Thanksgiving Playlist

Transmitting cosmic gratitude and positive energy through the transformative power of music this holiday season.

View of Appalachian Mountains with green trees in the foreground and the rolling peaks of the Blue Ridge behind them. These peaks looks blue and green, and the sky is filled with clouds above them.
Radio Bristol Book Club: Voices Worth the Listening: Three Women in Appalachia

Welcome to Radio Bristol Book Club where readers from BCM and the Bristol Public Library come together each month to celebrate and explore books inspired by our region’s rich Appalachian cultural and musical heritage! […]

Photo of Rosanne Cash singing into a microphone
Sunday at Bristol Rhythm 2022 with Rosanne Cash

As communications manager for the Birthplace of Country Music, the biggest part of my job is to  promote BCM, get media to cover our events and create content connected to […]

A Celebration of Tennessee Music Pathways!

October 26 is National Tennessee Day, and we want to share one of the many things that we think makes this state so great – its connection to music! As […]

Radio Bristol Spotlight: Florencia & the Feeling

Radio Bristol is proud to offer a platform to local and regional artists who are often underrepresented on a national level yet deserving of that audience. In expanding upon Radio […]

Radio Bristol Book Club: Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow

Welcome to Radio Bristol Book Club where readers from BCM and the Bristol Public Library come together each month to celebrate and explore books inspired by our region’s rich Appalachian cultural and musical heritage! […]

Radio Bristol Spotlight: Tyler Hughes

Radio Bristol is proud to offer a platform to local and regional artists who are often underrepresented on a national level yet deserving of that audience. In expanding upon Radio […]