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Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

'Born in Bristol' Short-listed at Cannes Film Festival

Born in BristolBristol, VA/TN -- The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s (TDTD) Born in Bristol, a 53-minute documentary profiling the 2015 recording of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, produced in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, earned shortlist honors at the 63rd Annual Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France in the category of Film Craft – Use of Licensed or Adapted Music. The shortlist is a list of candidates that have been selected for final consideration at the festival; Born in Bristol was one of only 216 out of 2,328 entries to earn that distinction.

Documentary Now Filming to Recreate Historic Bristol Sessions

Bristol SessionsBristol, TN/VA -- Sundance Award-winning director Chusy Haney-Jardine and a crew from Plan A films, based in Asheville, North Carolina, are in Bristol filming local artists and actors participating in a documentary film celebrating the 1927 Bristol Sessions and the “Big Bang of Country Music.”

Bristol Sessions Film Project Seeks Local Talent

 The 1927 Bristol Sessions RevisitedBristol, TN/VA -- Nearly 90 years after Ralph Peer ran a newspaper advertisement seeking regional musicians to sing for Victor Company’s new recording machine, the States of Tennessee and Virginia are putting out a call for artists and actors to participate in a new film celebrating the Bristol Sessions and the “Big Bang of Country Music.”

Orthophonic Joy is a Real Joy

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions RevisitedOne of the most exciting projects in recording has been released, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited. Produced by multi-Grammy award winning Carl Jackson, this may be the best recording project of the year. Based on the music of the famed "Bristol Sessions" in 1927 where "Record Man" Ralph Peer created the "Big Bang of Country Music" when he brought his Victor Talking Machines equipment to Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia to record the music of the region. That was 88 years ago and is still significant. Johnny Cash once said that the Bristol Sessions are the single most important event in the history of country music. What Carl Jackson has done is to breathe new life into the Appalachian music of generations ago.

AirPlay Direct Releases “Orthophonic Joy” for Global Radio

 The 1927 Bristol Sessions RevisitedNashville, TN -- Timeless, haunting, and powerful, Orthophonic Joy re-imagines the iconic recordings that created the "Big Bang" of country music and catapulted The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers to stardom. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Carl Jackson, these songs are accompanied by narration from longtime Grand Ole Opry host Eddie Stubbs and their enduring beauty shines through. Not only does this album pay homage to the original recordings, it is destined to stir a re-awakening within the industry the 1927 Bristol Sessions helped shape.

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Out May 12

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions RevisitedBristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music is pleased to announce that the Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited album will be released on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Celebrating the impact that the 1927 Bristol Sessions had on the country music industry, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited features re-creations of the original Bristol Sessions recordings by country music stars including, Ashley & Shannon Campbell, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Carl Jackson, Corbin Hayslett, Dolly Parton, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Emmylou Harris, Jesse McReynolds, Keb´ Mo´, Larry Cordle & The Virginia Luthiers, Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Chuck Wagon Gang, The Church Sisters, The Shotgun Rubies, and Vince Gill. The recording project also includes narration of the 1927 Bristol Sessions history by famed Opry host Eddie Stubbs.

The Big Bang Of Country Music To Come Full Circle at HoustonFest

Orthophonic Joy CoverTourism and Music Industry representatives announced a special showcase to be presented at HoustonFest on May 1 & 2, 2015. HoustonFest will hold a special showcase of historic importance. The group recently announced the creation of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited CD project. Eleven of the 17 artists performing on this historic CD project will be appearing at HoustonFest 2015.

Corbin Hayslett Wins Orthophonic Joy Music Contest

Corbin Hayslett and Leah RossBristol, VA/TN -- Birthplace of Country Music surprised a student on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA Thursday when, in front of an auditorium filled with people, they announced the winner of the Orthophonic Joy Music Contest was seated among them. Corbin Hayslett, a student at the University of Virginia's College at Wise and an instructor at MECC's Mountain Music School, was attending the summer program's Master Musician's concert in the Goodloe Auditorium when BCM executive director Leah Ross called him to the stage. As Hayslett accepted his award, the room burst into applause.

Orthophonic "Fan Favorite" is Reagan Boggs

Reagan BoggsBristol, VA/TN (July 23, 2014) – Birthplace of Country Music is proud to announce beloved singer/songwriter and Pound, VA native Reagan Boggs has been selected Facebook "Fan Favorite" as part of the Orthophonic Joy Music Contest!

After 87 Years, The Bristol Sessions are Reborn

Bristol Sessions LabelIn 1927, Ralph S. Peer went to Bristol, TN/VA with his recording gear. Little did he know what the impact of that journey would become. He captured the local artists on his recording equipment and then released them on records for radio and purchase. The Bristol Sessions, as they have become known, resulted in the biggest explosion of music that we call "The Big Bang of Country Music." It was a bang heard coast to coast through radio and, it was a hit. However, it didn't stop there. The following year, "The Johnson City Sessions" were recorded. Johnson City is just south west of Bristol. Now, a new piece is coming together.

BCM Announces Orthophonic Joy CD and Music Competition

Orthophonic Joy CoverNashville, TN -- Tourism and music industry representatives gathered today for a special press conference to officially announce the August 1 grand opening of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN/VA and the creation of “Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited.” It was further announced that a national search is underway for a new band to perform the last track on the “Orthophonic Joy” recording project, produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner Carl Jackson.

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

Orthophonic Joy CoverNashville, TN -- Tourism and music industry representatives gathered today for a special press conference to officially announce the August 2 grand opening of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN/VA and the creation of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited. It was further announced that a national search is underway for a new band to perform the last track on the Orthophonic Joy recording project, produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner Carl Jackson.
Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

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