Birthplace of Country Music

Joe Elmore explores a Bristol, TN museum called “The Birthplace of Country Music.”

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Nashville may lay claim to the moniker, Music City, but Bristol, TN claims it was the actual birthplace of country music. To back that claim, a museum now celebrates the year when some legendary artists were recorded for the first time. We made the long trip up there to take a look.

Joe Elmore has been the host of this Emmy-award winning series since its beginnings. As the face of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe has been taking viewers to meet interesting people and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places since 1987. Joe is also a producer and co-host of Horsepower TV on Spike TV. Joe launched his TV career at WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Later, he was chosen to co-host the station's PM Magazine show, where he produced nationally-broadcast stories. He has also done extensive work as an independent film and video producer for clients throughout the Southeast.

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