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Speaker Sessions: Lonnie Salyer on Record Collecting

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA, United States

Join us on Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. as we host Lonnie Salyer (Big Lon) on "After The Big Bang: A Record Collector’s Discovery of Local Independent Record Labels" for our next Speaker Sessions!

Speaker Sessions: Brandon Story on Gospel According to Bristol

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA, United States

This talk will focus on the recordings of Alfred Karnes, Ernest Phipps, The Alcoa and Stamps Quartets, and the Tennessee Mountaineers and consider how worship traditions and beliefs influenced song selections and performance styles. 

Speaker Sessions: Lisa Sorrell on Boot Making

Join us on Tuesday, November 12 for a virtual Speaker Sessions with artist and bootmaker Lisa Sorrell as she talks to us about "From the Saddle to the Stage: Country Music and the Evolution of
Cowboy Boots."

Speaker Session: Dr. Randal Williams on The Carter Family: A Representation of the Sacred Ideal in Early Country Music – Virtual Only

Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. for our monthly Speaker Sessions with Randal Stiles on "The Carter Family: A Representation of the Sacred Ideal in Early Country Music." The Carter Family, even though they had a wide repertoire of songs from various genres, are often remembered sentimentally as singers of sacred religious songs. They represent the sacred ideal in early country music, which can be heard in their music and discerned in their choice of musical material and in their collective public persona.