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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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Farm and Fun Time, Then and Now

By Kris Truelsen, May 16, 2017 Since its debut on WCYB in 1946, Farm and Fun Time is a name that has become synonymous with country music in Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia. Farm and Fun Time was not only a lunchtime companion […]

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Frames for Reference

By Emily Robinson and René Rodgers, May 11, 2017 Each year, the month of May is designated as National Photograph Month. In this day and age, every single day seems like it is devoted to photographs, as we are all […]

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