Thank YOU, Dustin and Jenna from D.C...THANK YOU! We couldn't have scripted this, folks.

Posted by Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014
Working with studioMUSarx has been a real pleasure. They listened carefully to our goals and worked tirelessly to find innovative ways to engage the museum visitor through content, design, and all of the details that make exhibits, and a person’s experience of it, special. With enthusiasm and a real understanding of our vision, they helped us to make the Birthplace of Country Music Museum into a wonderful and creative reality.
— Dr. Rene Rodgers, Associate Curator Birthplace of Country Music Museum

The Story

Capturing the authenticity and essence of where country music was first recorded was the fundamental goal in the design of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.  On August 1st 2014, this 23,600 sf industrial building-turned museum opened its doors to the public to celebrate a historic occurrence known as the 1927 “Bristol Sessions” in the city of Bristol, VA/TN.  According to Johnny Cash, these sessions were the single most important event in the history of country music.”  As an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this AV-infused museum is conceived to recall, preserve, and interpret both the city and the region’s unique musical history.

adaptive reuse
historic renovation

A two-story 1925 brick and reinforced concrete automobile dealership transformed into a beautiful Smithsonian affiliate museum

interactive mixing station

Recipient of TAM's
(Tennessee Association of Museums)
2015 Award of Excellence, AV

national geographic traveler

Best of the World
August/September 2014 issue