Bristol, VA/TN (July 23, 2014) – Birthplace of Country Music is proud to announce beloved singer/songwriter and Pound, VA native Reagan Boggs has been selected Facebook "Fan Favorite" as part of the Orthophonic Joy Music Contest!
Musicians from across the country were encouraged to upload videos to BCM's Facebook page for a chance to win a recording session with legendary Nashville producer Carl Jackson for the Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited CD project, currently in production. Submissions with the most Facebook "likes" would receive Facebook Fan Favorite honors, and secure a performance at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (September 19 - 21, 2014), among other prizes. The Facebook Fan Favorite will also be considered among finalists for the Orthophonic Joy CD project. The Grand Prize winner will be announced Friday, July 25, 2014.
A popular mainstay of Bristol's music scene, Reagan Boggs has three solo albums under her belt and is among the region's most accomplished artists. For her latest album, Quicksand, Boggs teams once again with producer and engineer Eric Fritsch (Sheryl Crow, Scott Miller) of Eastwood Studios in Nashville, TN. The recording includes an array of talented musicians including Fritsch playing multiple parts. Dave Coleman (The Coal Men) sings and plays steel guitar on the duet “You Deserve Better.” Paul Griffith (John Prine, Chris Knight), Steve Bowman (Counting Crows), and Matt Crouse (Billy Dean, Savannah Jack) play drums on the record. Park Chisolm (Kevin Costner, Jo Dee Messina) and Bones Hillman (Midnight Oil, Elizabeth Cook) are featured on electric and upright bass. David Duffy (Elvis Perkins) plays the violin and Eric Brace (Last Train Home) also helps tell the story of the track “Better Man.”
The first place prize winner in the Orthophonic Joy Music Contest will secure a spot on the CD, performances at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening concert, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Nashville's acclaimed roots and Americana variety show, Music City Roots, Live From The Factory, broadcast live weekly on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CT, 8:00 p.m. EST.
Set to be released in October, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited features entertainment legend Dolly Parton, as well as country music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Ashley Monroe. The recording project includes 16 of the original songs from the Bristol Sessions.
“The 1927 Bristol Sessions have often been honored for their impact on the world’s music,” said Leah Ross, executive director, Birthplace of Country Music. “With the opening of the Museum, the release of Orthophonic Joy, and the nationwide search for new talent, BCM and the team of irreplaceable partners who are part of these endeavors are ensuring the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions lives on for generations to come.”
Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited is made possible through a partnership with Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol TN/VA Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, and Virginia Tourism Corporation. For more information, visit www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.