Dolly Parton, Vince Gill to recreate 1927 sessions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Steve Martin and more will recreate seminal recordings in country music history that helped produce pioneers such as Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family.

The 1927 Bristol Sessions was a project by the Victor Talking Machine Co. to record Appalachian music and attracted musicians from all over the Southeast to the city on the Tennessee-Virginia border.

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, which is celebrating a grand opening on Aug. 2, selected Grammy-winning producer Carl Jackson to record "Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited," to be released in October.

In the spirit of the original recordings, the Birthplace of Country Music is launching a nationwide search for a new artist to record the final song on the album.

For more details on the contest, visit http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org .

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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