In the depths of the poverty stricken foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Tennessee, the small town of Bristol was about to go down in history.
In 1927, music publisher Ralph Peer was about to give hillbilly music a national stage. Over 12 days, he recorded mountain music from the locals across the Tennessee-Virginia state line. It became known as The Bristol Sessions. These recordings would shape country music for decades to come. As country star Eric Church states, “It was the first time it [country music] was recorded, it was documented, and it was the bible of country music. It is still the bible for country music.”
Join Circle TV, in partnership with Tennessee Tourism, for the world premiere of Born In Bristol to relive those 12 days in 1927 where hillbilly music came to life with artists like The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers! See artists including Eric Church, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Marty Stuart, and so many more as they share their experiences with how these sessions changed the trajectory of country music forever. Learn the fascinating history of country music in the world premiere of Born In Bristol airing Saturday, July 30 at 10/9 p.m. CT right here on Circle Network!
Tune in an hour earlier for a special Opry Live to see country stars like Carrie Underwood and many more honor Barbara Mandrell’s 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member! Catch this beautiful celebration Saturday, July 30 at 9/8 p.m. CT on Circle!