Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum (in-person); YouTube (virtual)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. for our February Speaker Sessions with Bailey George and Jessica Stiles. With “You and Me: A Journey through Country Music’s Rich Duet Tradition,” Bailey and Jessica will explore the winding stream of country duets from brother acts of the 1930s to chart topping country pop of the 1970s. Hear the stories and witness the harmonies that birthed an American tradition.
Please note: For those attending virtually via YouTube, the live stream will originate on the Radio Bristol YouTube channel after 6:50pm EST. If you load the channel page before 6:50pm, and the live stream does not automatically appear, please refresh the page after 6:50pm.
Bailey George is a musician, historian, and radio personality. Becoming interested in roots music at a young age, Bailey began collecting, performing, and chronicling the history of American vernacular music, as well as hosting various radio programs across the southeast. Bailey has been hosting Honky Tonk Hit Parade weekly on Radio Bristol since 2016, as well as developing a steady career as a musician with various groups including Bailey George and Jukebox Jess and Bailey George and the Oscillators.
A Yale graduate, Jessica Stiles has had a multi-faceted career in music across many aspects of the industry. As a musician, she has led her own band and has performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Bluebird Cafe, and on Music City Roots. As an engineer and technical consultant, she has worked on broadcast shows Bluegrass Underground and American Masters on PBS, as well as being a freelance broadcast engineer at 650 AM WSM, home of the Grand Ole Opry. In addition, she has interviewed country music icons such as Mac Wiseman, Ramona Jones, and Marty Stuart. Jessica is a broadcaster and songwriter, currently performing as part of Bailey George and Jukebox Jess as well as under her own name.