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MAY 2017

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2 4 CROOKED ROAD HERITAGE MUSIC TRAIL Winding through more than 300 miles of scenic landscape, the Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail marks nine locations that played a role in the birth of country music. These roots trace back to Bristol, Virginia, where the first recorded sessions of the Carter Family took place in 1927. One of the original trio's children, June Carter, later won two Grammys for her solo work and married Johnny Cash. Throughout the year, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum hosts a Friends of 1927 series, where fans can connect with celebrated artists over cocktails and appetizers. Another popular site is the Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center, which commemorates Appalachian artists like the Stanley Brothers, whose songs "Man of Constant Sorrow" and "O, Death" appeared in the hit 2000 film, "O, Brother, Where Art Thou?" Every Friday, the Floyd Country Store hosts a bluegrass jambo- ree, and the Rex Theatre and Blue Ridge Backroads Live welcomes guests to watch bluegrass and mountain music bands perform. W W W.M YSW VA .O RG / TC R Courtesy SWVA Cultural Heritage Found. 5 Don't Miss Out on GROUP ADMISSION DISCOUNTS Call 423-573-1927

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