Birthplace of Country Music Museum Recognized at Peer Awards

Two films featured in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum achieved honors during the Television, Internet and Video Association of DC (TIVA-DC) Peer Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on November 8.

Bound to Bristol won the Peer Gold Award for a Documentary (Under 30 Minutes). The film — narrated by John Carter Cash (son of June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash and grandson of Maybelle Carter) — explores the making of the 1927 Bristol Sessions. Bound to Bristol is the first film experience visitors encounter in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Orientation Theater before they continue their tour of the facility.

The oral history film, I Was There, secured the Peer Silver Award for Motion Graphics 2D/3D Animation at TIVA-DC. I Was There is an oral history film featuring firsthand accounts from people who took part in the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings. Located among the museum’s core exhibits as an interactive display, the film allows visitors to hear more about the Bristol Sessions through interviews with Ralph Peer, Maybelle Carter, Ernest “Pop” Stoneman, Clarice Shelor, and Georgia Warren.

Bound to Bristol and I Was There were produced by multi-media firm Hillmann & Carr Incorporated, located in Washington, DC.

TIVA-DC is a non-profit organization formed to serve the needs of the growing Washington/Baltimore media production community.

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