21 min

35: The Grand Guitar Everything Sounds

    • Society & Culture

WOPI in Bristol, Tennessee has been broadcasting since 1929. It plays a critical role in the region and it now resides in a giant, three-story guitar. That's only part of story. The building and station are tied to a man named Joe Morrell. Joe Morrell, a musician in Curly King and the Tennessee Hilltoppers, made Guitars for bluegrass players on The Crooked Road, or Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Emile Klein of You're U.S. shares the story of a man who helped cement Bristol's title of "The Birthplace of Country Music." and whose contributions are still supporting the region's rich musical heritage today.

Special thanks to Emile Klein from @Youre-US for his help with this episode.

WOPI in Bristol, Tennessee has been broadcasting since 1929. It plays a critical role in the region and it now resides in a giant, three-story guitar. That's only part of story. The building and station are tied to a man named Joe Morrell. Joe Morrell, a musician in Curly King and the Tennessee Hilltoppers, made Guitars for bluegrass players on The Crooked Road, or Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Emile Klein of You're U.S. shares the story of a man who helped cement Bristol's title of "The Birthplace of Country Music." and whose contributions are still supporting the region's rich musical heritage today.

Special thanks to Emile Klein from @Youre-US for his help with this episode.

21 min

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