Ralph Peer II took time to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for the opening of a new display honoring his father, Ralph Peer, the legendary producer who recorded the 1927 Bristol Sessions. Using artifacts loaned by the Peer Family Archives, the display gives visitors a glimpse into Peer’s influence beyond the Bristol Sessions and country music.
“In terms of creating his own publishing, it happened due to the Sessions that happened here in Bristol,” Peer said during his visit.
Peer is now the Chairman and CEO of his father’s empire at peermusic, the largest independently owned music publishing company in the world. From The Beatles to Justin Bieber, peermusic holds over a quarter million copyrights to a vast array of music titles internationally.
The Ralph Peer display is integrated into the Birthplace of Country Music’s permanent exhibits and will be open through August 1.