BRISTOL, Tenn.-Va. (Feb. 1, 2024) – The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) has unveiled the lineup for In the Pines, an exciting new music experience coming to Historic Downtown Bristol June 1, where freight trains cross between Tennessee and Virginia at the majestic Bristol Sign.
GRAMMY Award-winning “honky-tonk savior” Dwight Yoakam leads the succession with crossover country-rock queen Elle King, Texas firecracker Paul Cauthen, and Wyatt Flores, a 22-year-old Oklahoman who’s emerging on the scene as “one of the most exciting new voices in alt-country,” according to Holler.
In the Pines is inspired by the iconic song “The Longest Train I Ever Saw,” recorded by the Tenneva Ramblers for the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions. From Bill Monroe and Dolly Parton to Leadbelly and Nirvana, the song has undergone many transformations, spanning decades and crossing many genres. The timeless piece serves as a metaphor for the dynamic and influential sounds emanating from Bristol – music that continues to impact the cultural landscape of today. These variations, with different titles and lyrics, reflect the extraordinary essence of Bristol’s influence, proving its impact transcends time and continues to resonate with audiences world-wide.
In the Pines is the latest franchise of BCM, the architects behind the award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – a three-day music festival held annually in September, the Smithsonian-affiliated Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and WBCM Radio Bristol.
Tickets to In the Pines are on sale now at InthePinesBristol.com. VIP and shuttle packages are also available.