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The very best in country music and beyond. In The Pines is a one-day event in downtown Bristol, TN + VA featuring four major touring artists and benefiting the Birthplace of Country Music. Pack your bags and step “in the pines” as we celebrate the roots and branches of American music. 4 Artists. 1 Day. 1 Stage. 1 Incredible Music Experience! 


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a symbol of american music

Taking on various names and lyrical variations throughout time, In The Pines is one of the most enduring traditional American folk songs. 


Recorded by everyone from Bill Monroe to Nirvana, Lead Belly to Dolly Parton, In The Pines represents the lasting power of music across generations and genres.


Believed to have originated in the 1870s, a variant of the song was also recorded right here in Bristol by The Tenneva Ramblers under the moniker "The Longest Train I Ever Saw" during the “Big Bang” of country music at the 1927 Bristol Sessions.

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All proceeds from In The Pines will support the Birthplace of Country Music, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to perpetuate, promote, and celebrate Bristol’s rich musical heritage; to educate and engage audiences worldwide regarding the history, impact and legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions; and to create recognition, opportunities, and economic benefit for our local and regional communities.



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