Birthplace of Country Music Allliance, Bristol, TN

Known as a hub for traditional mountain music and the site of the 1927 recording sessions that are referred to as “the Big Bang of Country Music,” Bristol is the home of the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance.  The BCMA hosts a variety of music events and is in the process of constructing the BCMA Cultural Heritage Center in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Additional information about the BCMS, a Crooked Road Major Venue,  is available at



On The Crooked Road:  Birthplace of Country Music is sponsored in part by

Heartwood        King College       Virginia Highlands Comunity College