News

Virginians Welcome Birthplace Of Country Music Museum

Virginians Welcome Birthplace Of Country Music Museum

Photo: WINA

Virginia has a new structure to showcase its ties to country music. Bristol is the home of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which had a grand opening over the weekend. Virginia’s pioneer family of country music includes Scott County native Alvin Pleasant Carter, his wife Sara, and sister-in-law Maybelle. They are the original members of The Carter Family, which won a contract with a major record label in 1927. Maybelle’s daughter, the late June Carter Cash, represents the family’s second generation of singers and songwriters. In the 1940’s, Mother Maybelle, June Carter, and her sisters were weekly performers on the Old Dominion Barn Dance radio program which originated in Richmond.

Latest Stories

in Sports

Florida State’s Winston benched half a game

Fresh
jameis

Heisman Trophy-winning QB Jameis Winston will be punished after shouting sexually-obscene comments in the student union.

in Entertainment, Weird

‘Frozen’ wedding gown for brides who can’t ‘Let it Go’

frozen

Brides everywhere can soon get married in true Disney fairytale style.

in National, World

Obama vows not to fight another ground war in Iraq

islamicstate

Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.