From The Cradle!September 10, 2012
Saturday, September 15th at 10:30am and 11:15am from The United Company Cradle Stage (formerly Ruth King Antiques, 618 State Guest Lecturers Ted Olson and Jessica Turner will speak on the full scope of Bristol's past, present, and future as The Birthplace of Country Music. Ted Olson is a Professor at East Tennessee State University and recently earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Bristol Sessions CD box set release. He is currently working on a similar project about the lesser-known Johnson City Sessions. Jessica Turner is the coordinator for the Cultural Heritage Studies and Public Arts Program at Virginia Intermont College and sits on the board of the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance. She will discuss the future Birthplace of Country Music Cultural Heritage Center building project.