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Momma: Birthday Memories of June Carter Cash

By Carlene Carter, June 23, 2017 Valerie June Carter is my Momma! She was born in 1929 to Ezra and Maybelle Carter in Maces Springs, Virginia, and by all accounts, especially hers, she came out talking! She was an entertaining […]

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In Search of Lesley Riddle

By Jessica Turner, June 13, 2017 What I wouldn’t give to have met Lesley Riddle. Credited as having influenced one of the world’s most prominent families in country music history, Lesley Riddle’s legendary interactions with The Carter Family offer a […]

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Shiny Shoes, Big Hair, and Riding the Comeback Train

By Charlene Tipton Baker, June 3, 2017 In the Technicolor rearview mirror of my childhood, Bristol circa 1970s, I fondly recall shopping downtown on State Street almost exclusively. There was Christy’s Shoes where I’d pine for the shiny black patent […]

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Fateful Freight: Trains and the Tunes They’ve Carried

By René Rodgers, May 21, 2017 Today Bristol is celebrating Bristol Train Station Celebration Day, an event highlighting trains and local railroad history through educational programming, arts and crafts, and music. Bristol’s present-day train station was the fourth on its […]

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