Born In Bristol: New Docudrama About The Birth Of Country Music To Feature Country Icons
In 1927, 19 performers gathered in Bristol, TN to record the historic Bristol Sessions, and changed the course of American music forever.
Revisit those 12 days of country music history with cinematic reenactments and new interviews with celebrity artists including Ashley Campbell, Ashley Monroe, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Marty Stuart, Shannon Campbell, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle and Vince Gill, as well as GRAMMY-winning producer Carl Jackson.
“Born in Bristol” relives the pivotal 12 days in 1927 when musicians descended upon the Tennessee-Virginia state line. Those recordings later became known as the “Big Bang” of country music. Musical pioneer Ralph Peer brought hillbilly music to life in a warehouse in Bristol, Tenn., recording such artists as the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. Country music legend Johnny Cash declared the recordings as the single most important event in country music, responsible for the genre as we know it today.
Those recordings created the blueprint for the genre, one that is still alive and well today, which Eric Church explains in the new trailer:
“It was the first time it was recorded, it was documented, and it was the bible of country music. It is still the bible for country music.”
Catch the music documentary world premiere airing on Circle and Ditty TV Saturday, July 30th, 2022.