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A photo of the inside of The Museum Store at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum with a wide variety of merchandise on display.
Unwrap the Joy: Birthplace of Country Music’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

From vintage vibes to strum-tastic swag, our curated collection is here to transform your gift-giving game into a chart-topping hit!

The Carter Sisters Radio Transcriptions with Chet Atkins

A deep dive into the recordings of Carter Sisters shows from 1949 and 1950 before they were signed by the Grand Ole Opry by guest blogger Ed Hagen.

East Tennessee Fiddlers and Their Fiddles

From Fiddlin' Charlie Bowman to Eddy Simms, a brief look at the music makers and their instruments by Julia Underkoffler.

Round Two: Ashli’s Top 5 Bristol Rhythm Must-Sees

BCM social media guru Ashli Linkous shares her top picks at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2023.

The Carter Family on the Border Radio

Guest blogger Ed Hagen explores The Carter Family's time at XERA radio station in Del Rio, Texas in the 1930s.

A promotional image of the group The Dimestore Cowboys. A group of six musicians are posing all facing the camera and looking into the lens. They are all posed in front of drum kit and amps in a studio space. The lighting is moody and dark, no one is smiling. Members of the group are dressed in rustic western attire and dark clothing.
Radio Bristol Spotlight: The Dimestore Cowboys

Ella Patrick is a Production Assistant at Radio Bristol. She also hosts Folk Yeah! on Radio Bristol and is a performing musician as Momma Molasses. Radio Bristol is proud to offer a […]

Threads of History: Safeguarding The Birthplace of Country Music Quilt

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s quilt By Julia Underkoffler, Collection Specialist at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Since the opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in […]

Quick-Witted Women: Comedy and Country Music

Left to right: Promotional images of Roni Stoneman as “Ida Lee” from Hee Haw from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum archives, Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon as Minnie Pearl sporting […]

Big Lon’s Vinyl Record Collecting Guidelines

 Lonnie “Big Lon” Salyer is a vinyl record historian focused on local independent studios and labels in Southern Appalachia. His show “Diggin’ With Big Lon” airs weekly on WBCM Radio […]

Radio Bristol Spotlight: Lightnin’ Charlie

By Ella Patrick Radio Bristol Production Assistant Radio Bristol is proud to offer a platform to local and regional artists who are often underrepresented on a national level yet deserving […]

Stories of I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music: Etta Baker

In the BCM Blog, a re-post of the story in the June 2023 edition of Voice Magazine for Women. Link to full issue included.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? History of a Song

By Ed Hagen, Gallery Assistant and guest blogger There is a dance floor inside of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum that features the song “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” […]