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Bristol Reaches the Pinnacle!

May 14, 2012

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion was awarded two Pinnacles (and shared a third) by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association during the annual ceremony held at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center Wednesday, May 9th, 2012.

The festival as a whole received the Pinnacle for Special Events in the Cultural Arts Classification. A second trophy was achieved for Multi-Media Advertising & Promotions, Cultural Arts Classification, for their “Stateline” Viral Video released on Bristol Rhythm’s YouTube Channel last year.

"To achieve the Pinnacle from the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association means a great deal for our event and for Bristol," says BCMA/BRRR Executive Director Leah Ross, "We are working toward making The Birthplace of Country Music a music destination year-round. Being recognized by the tourism industry means we have their support. It's a real honor."

The video, produced by WCYB Creative Services producer Richard Greene, is a two minute music montage of photographs taken by Virginia Intermont College Photography students during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The song chosen for the video, “Stateline”, was written by Clay Prewitt and performed by his band These Undowners, a popular, locally-based Americana group that will be performing at this year’s festival.

Bristol Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau shared a Pinnacle with Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Birthplace of Country Music Alliance in the category of Public Relations, Hospitality Organization, the for an episode of Music Voyager travel series entitled “Bristol as the Birthplace of Country Music”.

Of the 17 Pinnacle trophies awarded, six of them came home to Bristol:

City of Bristol, TN, Department of Community Relations, Advertising & Promotions Category, Municipalities, State Street Farmer’s Market 2011 Poster Series – “Bristol by the Bushel”.

City of Bristol, TN Department of Community Relations, Public Relations, Municipality, “50 Years of BMS History”. They also won a merit award in this category for “Viking Hall 39th Anniversary Celebration”.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Birthplace of Country Music Alliance humbly thanks Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association for their recognition, and congratulates our friends at the City of Bristol, TN Department of Community Relations on their well-deserved Pinnacle honors!

For more information contact
Charlene Baker marketing@bristolrhythm.com 573-4898