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Raised in Knoxville: The Bristol Sessions

It has been said that country music was born in Bristol, raised in Knoxville and sold out in Nashville.  Todd Steed examines each of these claims, starting with a trip to Bristol to investigate the alleged big bang of country music, the Bristol Sessions. 

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator and host of Improvisations. He is now the music director and host of of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course, and also produces podcasts such as Improvisations to Go and Raised in Knoxville. Todd got his start in radio at WUTK, where he served as both news and music director while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at UT. He later earned a master’s degree in education, also at UT.