Picture of the day -
September 7, 2006
Phyllis Helton Working At The Mountain Music Museum
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Today's picture features Phyllis Helton, a wonderful lady
who puts in many hours each week running the
Mountain Music Museum & Gift Shop in
Phyllis always has a smile on her face and a warm welcome waiting
for each and every person she sees throughout the day - and that's a
lot of people!
Phyllis and her husband
Teddy are both dedicated to helping preserve the rich musical
heritage of the middle Appalachian region, especially the Bristol
area which played such an important role in the creation of an
entire genre of music - what we now know as Country. Nashville is
what it is today because of the seeds that were planted in
Bristol by the
Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Stonemans during the hot July of
1927 when they spent two weeks with Ralph Peer recording the very
music that Phyllis and Teddy are working so hard to help preserve.
If you ever find yourself in the Bristol area, why not stop in at
the Bristol Mall and visit the wonderful Mountain Music Museum?
You'll enjoy stepping back in time among the many interesting
displays and artifacts of our unique musical heritage...and you'll
most likely get to meet one of the most wonderful ladies on the face
of the planet!
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