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Awards & Recognition

2021 Awards & Recognition

 

Tennessee Association of Museums

  • Award of Excellence, Podcast
    Museum Talk with Rene & Scotty
  • Award of Excellence, Educational Programming
    Museum at Home webpage (with Real Folk virtual tour)
  • Award of Excellence, Publications: Newsletter
    Volunteer Newsletter
  • Award of Excellence, Special Recognition
    Infectious Disease Prevention and Safety Plan

Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association

  • Attraction of the Year
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Best Virtual Event
    Celebrate Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Live Stream Weekend
  • Best Virtual Series
    Radio Bristol Book Club
  • Best Long Video
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Celebrating 20 Years

2020

Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association

  • Pinnacle Award, Tourism Leader of the Year – Leah Ross, Executive Director
  • Pinnacle Award, Advertising and Promotions: Long Video – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2019 Recap
  • Pinnacle Award, Advertising and Promotions: Short Video – Ken Burns on the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Southeast Tourism Society

  • Top 20 Festival & Event
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

YWCA Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia

  • Tribute to Women
    Dr. René Rodgers, Head Curator, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Tennessee Association of Museums

  • Award of Excellence, Educational Programming
    Radio Bristol Book Club

Virginia Living Magazine – Best of Virginia

  • Best Non-Food Festival
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Best Museum, Southwest Virginia
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum

2019

Tennessee Association of Museums

  • Award of Excellence, Educational Programming
    For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
  • Award of Excellence, Special Event
    90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions special event

Bristol Herald Courier

  • Best of Bristol, Art Gallery/Museum – 2nd Place
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Discover Bristol – Pineapple Awards

For front line staff and volunteers who go above and beyond to enrich a visitor’s experience in Bristol

  • Mary Geiger, Docent, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • June Marshall, Asst. Mgr., Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Terry Napier, Volunteer, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Southeast Tourism Society

  • Top 20 Festival & Event
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association – Pinnacle Awards

  • Attraction of the Year
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Best Public Relations Campaign
    The Long Road Festival (United Kingdom)
  • Advertising and Promotions: Rack Card
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Advertising and Promotions: TV Commercial
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion TV Spot
  • Pinnacle Award, Advertising and Promotions: Direct Mail
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum Motorcoach Postcard

Virginia Living Magazine – Best of Virginia 2019

  • Best Family Entertainment, Southwest Virginia
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Best Music Venue, Southwest Virginia
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Best Museum, Southwest Virginia
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum

2018

Bristol Herald Courier

  • Best of Bristol, Art Gallery/Museum – 2nd Place
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Best Entertainment
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Virginia Commission for the Arts – 50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards

  • Exemplary Programs & Pinnacle Events
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association – Pinnacle Awards

  • Attraction of the Year
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Best Event or Festival
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Advertising & Promotions
    Birthplace of Country Music Perpetuating the Legacy Brochure
    Birthplace of Country Music
  • Marketing & Public Relations
    90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions
    Birthplace of Country Music

Tennessee Association of Museums

  • Award of Excellence, Web Page
    Listen While I Tell: From Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music & Beyond (Birthplace of Country Music Blog)
  • Award of Excellence, Special Event
    90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions Special Event

International Festivals & Events Association – Pinnacle Awards

  • Best Event Video Promotion, Gold
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement, Gold
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival Guide
  • Best Emergency Preparedness & Risk Management Plan for an Event, Silver
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Southeast Tourism Society

  • Top 20 Festival & Event
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Shining Example Awards

  • Best Marketing Campaign
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum 90th Anniversary Celebration

Virginia Living Magazine – Best of Virginia 2019

  • Best Family Entertainment, Southwest Virginia
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Best Music Venue, Southwest Virginia
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Best Museum, Southwest Virginia
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, Travel Association – Charlie Buser Award

  • Travel Attraction Employee of the Year
    Tracey Childress, Executive Asssistant, Birthplace of Country Music

2017

NORTHEAST TENNESSEE TOURISM ASSOCIATION

  • Pinnacle Award, Special Projects
    “Tennessee Ernie Ford: A Life On Stage” Special Exhibit, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Pinnacle Award, Judges Choice
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Artist Reveal Video
  • Pinnacle Award, Advertising & Promotions
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Artist Reveal Video
  • Pinnacle Award, Public Relations (Shared with Bristol Motor Speedway & Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau)
    Integrated Public Relations for the World’s Largest College Football Game, Battle At Bristol
  • Merit Award, Advertising & Promotions
    Birthplace of Country Music Branding Video
  • Merit Award, Advertising & Promotions
    Birthplace of Country Music :30 Second Commercial

SOUTHEAST FESTIVALS & EVENTS ASSOCIATION

  • Kaleidoscope Award: Silver
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Best Social Media Marketing
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Best TV Ad or PSA
  • Kaleidoscope Award: Bronze
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Best Festival or Event Video
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Best Event Program
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Best Promotional Poster

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

  • Out of Home Ambient Media—GOLD ADDY
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival Poster
  • Elements of Advertising, Film & Video—GOLD ADDY
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Lineup Video
  • Sales & Marketing Sales Promotion Packaging—SILVER ADDY
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Wristband Box

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE

  • Film Video Sound, Online Film —SILVER ADDY
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Video Campaign

2016

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION

  • Grand Pinnacle: Bronze ($750,000-$1.5 million budget)
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Silver, Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival Guide

SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY

  • 2016 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Top 20 Event/Best Festival

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL HISTORY

  • Leadership in History Award
    Permanent Exhibits

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS

  • Award of Excellence, Temporary Exhibits
    “Tennessee Ernie Ford: A Life on Stage”
  • Award of Excellence, A/V Exhibit Component
    WBCM Radio Bristol station

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE

  • Video Any Length – SILVER ADDY / Judges Choice
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015 Recap Video
  • Product or Service Sales Promotion Campaign – GOLD
    Orthophonic Joy: Country Music History Born Again

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

  • Specialty Advertising – GOLD ADDY
    Birthplace of Country Music Unbroken Circle Jewelry Line
  • Out-of-Home Installation – GOLD ADDY
    Birthplace of Country Music Interactive Exhibit at Bristol Virginia Welcome Center

NORTHEAST TENNESSEE TOURISM ASSOCIATION

  • Pinnacle Award, Best In Show
    Interactive Exhibit at the Bristol Virginia Welcome Center
  • Pinnacle Award, Advertising & Promotions
    Orthophonic Joy Music CD
  • Pinnacle Award, Public Relations
    Public Relations Campaign for Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Album Release
  • Pinnacle Award, Special Events
    Economic Impact of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Pinnacle Award, Special Projects
    Interactive Exhibit at the Bristol Virginia Welcome Center
  • Pinnacle Award, Volunteer
    Keith Liskey

2015

NORTHEAST TENNESSEE TOURISM ASSOCIATION (NETTA) PINNACLE AWARDS:

  • Special Events Award
    Grand Opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Special Projects Award
    Birthplace of Country Music – The Carter Family Lives and Legacies Special Exhibit
  • Advertising and Promotions Award
    Advertising and Promotions for the Birthplace of Country Music Campaign (2014)
  • Public Relations Merit Award
    Media Day – Grand Opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Best of Show
    Grand Opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS

  • Past President’s Award of Excellence
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Award of Excellence, Permanent Exhibit
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Award of Excellence, Temporary Exhibit
    Carter Family: Lives and Legacies
  • Award of Excellence, AV
    Music Mixing Station at BCMM
  • Award of Commendation, Films
    Chapel Film at BCMM

TRI-CITIES ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF TENNESSEE:

  • Project of the Year
    BurWil Construction Company
  • Architect of the Project of the Year
    Peyton Boyd

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE:

  • BEST OF SHOW — OVERALL
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Grand Opening Poster
  • BEST OF SHOW — PRINT
    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014 Festival Campaign
  • JUDGE’S CHOICE – BOB
    Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening Poster
  • GOLD – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Weekend Pass Gift Box
    SALES PROMOTION, Packaging, Single Unit
  • GOLD – Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening Poster
    COLLATERAL MATERIAL, Poster – Single
  • GOLD – Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening Event Invitation
    COLLATERAL MATERIAL, Special Event Material
  • GOLD – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015 Festival Campaign
    COLLATERAL MATERIAL, Poster – Campaign

SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY

  • 2015 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Top 20 Event

AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION

  • Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Listed among Top 100 Events in North America

BEST OF BRISTOL

  • Best Museum / Gallery

2014

TELEVISION, INTERNET AND VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DC (TIVA-DC):

  • Birthplace of Country Music Museum film “Bound to Bristol”
    Peer Gold Award for a Documentary (Under 30 Minutes)

Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association (NETTA) Pinnacle Awards

  • Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion “Best of Show”
  • BRRR Pinnacle for Special Events
  • BRRR Pinnacle for Public Relations
  • BRRR Merit Award for Print and Multi-Media Advertising & Promotions

BRISTOL MAYORS’ AWARD OF DISTINCTION

  • Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

SOUTHEAST FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION

  • Gold “Best Festival”
    BRRR
  • Gold “Best Poster”
    BRRR, Justin Helton
  • Silver “Best Digital Media App”
    BRRR, CrowdTorch
  • Silver “Best Event Program”
    BRRR, Cindy Collier, Kenny Thacker

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