Birthplace of Country Music Museum Nominated for USA Today's 10Best - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum Nominated for USA Today’s 10Best

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BRISTOL, Tenn.-Va. (Jan. 16, 2024) – The Birthplace of Country Music Museum (BCMM) in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tenn.-Va, has been nominated for USA Today’s 2024 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards as a contender for Best Music Museum. The contest gives voters four weeks to vote for their candidate of choice at A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest.

“We are competing with many great music museums across the country,” said Leah Ross, executive director of advancement for the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), the parent nonprofit of the museum, the annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, and WBCM Radio Bristol, which broadcasts from the museum. “We urge everyone in our community to vote daily and share with their friends on social media to help us reach #1!”

Voting ends Monday, Feb. 12; the winners will be announced on 10Best on Feb. 23 at 12 p.m. EST.

This is not the first time BCMM has been recognized by USA Today. The museum ranked among the top 10 last year, and placed in the top 5 in the 10Best Best Pop Culture Museums two years prior, reaching #1 in 2021. BCMM has achieved dozens of awards over the years, including national and international recognition, which included the Best of the Best from the American Bus Association, the coveted Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History, and the Highly Commended Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers.

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