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Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States.
The population was 24,821 at the 2000 census. It is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia,
just across the state line, which runs down the middle of State Street. Along with Kingsport, Tennessee and
Johnson City, Tennessee the Bristols form the Tri-Cities.
Bristol is probably best known for being the site of some of the first commercial recordings of country music,
showcasing Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, and later a favorite venue of the legendary mountain musician
Uncle Charlie Osborne. Congress recognized Bristol as the Birthplace of Country Music in 1998.
Bristol is the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Bristol is the site of a NASCAR short track which routinely sells out more than 160,000 seats twice annually.
Tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway and DukesFest, a two day festival showcasing the 1980s television show
"Dukes of Hazzard" are highly sought-after.
The city is also the home of King College.
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