Exhibits & Collections

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is home to permanent exhibits that focus on the story and impact of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and a Special Exhibit Gallery that features rotating exhibits created in-house, by guest curators, and by other institutions and museums. Our artifact, archival, and digital collections are used in our own exhibits and are also available for research and study purposes.

Special Exhibits

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart will be at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum August 1, 2019-January 30, 2020.

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American Ballads: A Conversation with Marty Stuart

A screening of last summer’s program “A Conversation with Marty Stuart,” recorded during the artist’s visit to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The program is a Q&A with the country music star as he discussed his photography exhibit American Ballads.

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Ongoing Exhibits

Ongoing Exhibits

Through text and artifacts, multiple theater experiences, film and sound, and interactive displays, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum shares the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music.

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MUSEUM: 101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
(423) 573-1927

BUSINESS OFFICE: 416 State Street, Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-1927