Text: H.Con.Res.214 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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[H. Con. Res. 214 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

        H.Con. Res.214
                                      Agreed to October 12, 1998        

                       One Hundred Fifth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-

                          Concurrent Resolution


Whereas the cities of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, have 
  long been a gathering place for musicians from the nearby mountainous 

Whereas phonographic recordings made in Bristol in August of 1927 
  launched the careers of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, who are 
  recognized as the first commercially successful modern Country Music 

Whereas these recordings have been called the ``Big Bang of Country 
  Music'' by the Country Music Foundation in its publication ``Country, 
  the Music and the Musicians'';

Whereas Jimmie Rodgers has been named the Father of Country Music and 
  was the first artist to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of 

Whereas the original members of the Carter Family have been recognized 
  as Country Music's First Family in part because their works have had 
  an unparalleled influence on succeeding generations of Country Music 

Whereas ``The Roots of Country Music'', a three-part television series 
  which aired nationally on the Turner Broadcasting System in June of 
  1996, recognized the significant contribution of the cities of 
  Bristol to the development and commercial acceptance of Country 

Whereas in 1984 the Tennessee Senate recognized Bristol as the 
  ``Birthplace of Country Music''; and

Whereas in 1995, the Virginia General Assembly recognized Bristol as 
  the ``Birthplace of Country Music'': Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Congress--
        (1) recognizes the critical contributions of the cities of 
    Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, and their residents to 
    the origins and development of Country Music;
        (2) congratulates the cities of Bristol, Tennessee, and 
    Bristol, Virginia, for launching with the Bristol recordings of 
    1927 the careers of the Nation's first widely known Country Music 
    artists; and
        (3) acknowledges and commends the cities of Bristol, Tennessee, 
    and Bristol, Virginia, as the birthplace of Country Music, a style 
    of music which has enjoyed broad commercial success in the United 
    States and throughout much of the world.

                                 Clerk of the House of Representatives.


                                               Secretary of the Senate.

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