'Most Traveled' writer Daniel Seddiqui book tour stops in Bristol - The Birthplace of Country Music
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‘Most Traveled’ writer Daniel Seddiqui book tour stops in Bristol

A photo of author Daniel Seddiqui holding a camera.

BRISTOL, Tenn.-Va.. (June 19, 2024) – The Birthplace of Country Music Museum and The Bristol Hotel are thrilled to announce “Living the Map” traveler and author Daniel Seddiqui will celebrate the launch of his new book, “Jammin’ Through the South: Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas,” in Bristol with two very special events. On Friday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. ET, The Bristol Hotel will host a talk with the author in the Shelby Room located on the hotel’s main floor. On Saturday, July 6, the author will sign copies of his book in the atrium at the museum 1 – 3 p.m. ET. There is no cost to attend either event; please RSVP through the museum’s website. Copies of the book will be available for sale on Saturday at the museum event only.

“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at The Bristol Hotel on this opportunity to meet Daniel and hear more about his travels,” said Leah Ross, executive director of advancement for the Birthplace of Country Music, the parent nonprofit of the museum. “We are also very excited that the museum and other sites in the Tri-Cities are featured in his new book.”

“Jammin’ Through the South” explores the rich music heritage of the American south, where genres like blues, bluegrass, country, rock and roll, and gospel have deep roots. The region has been a nurturing ground for some of the world’s most renowned musicians, including Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Elvis Presley, and B. B. King, In this immersive travel book, Seddiqui leads readers on an unforgettable journey through music and culture. The book features a curated itinerary with stops in iconic locations such as Bristol, Lexington, the hollers of eastern Kentucky, Pigeon Forge, Nashville, Memphis, the Mississippi Delta, New Orleans, and Austin. It also features interactive, hands-on learning opportunities, from line-dancing classes to hand-crafting musical instruments, interviews with renowned makers and musicians, and details on lodging and must-see attractions.

Dubbed the “Most Traveled Person in America,” Seddiqui is a multi-time international best-selling author, inspiring keynote speaker, and educational and travel entrepreneur. Known for his remarkable journey of working 50 jobs in 50 states, the writer has been an inspiration to many, encouraging perseverance, adaptability, and the pursuit of one’s passions. His work has been featured on numerous media outlets, including CNN, TIME, NPR, The Today ShowWall Street JournalNewsweek, and USA Today.

“Jammin’ Through the South” is the first release in his new immersive travel book series with Schiffer Publishing and focuses on hyperlocal themes and brands across different regions of America. Seddiqui’s visit to the Tri-Cities marks the final pinpoint on his tour of the U.S.; The Bristol Hotel and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are proud to host the launch of this exciting new series.

To RSVP to either or both events, visit the Events page at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.