Coming in 2021
Before the Big Bang tells the story of the seminal recordings that laid the foundation for the so-called “Big Bang of Country Music”—the historic recordings made in Bristol in 1927. Before the Big Bang spans 6 CDs and features 167 recordings (many of them now one-of-a-kind) going as far back as 1890. Learn more at our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We also have a dedicated website where you can track developments, read blog posts, and learn more about the selections as they’re revealed. The track list as revealed is below, and the “read more” icon ( ) at the end of each row will take you to the short description about that selection at the dedicated website.
We’ve revealing the tracklist one title at a time, with a new audio sample and illustration every day. Here are the tracks revealed to date.
Our Before the Big Bang website has blog posts dedicated to the artists and content featured on the reissue. So far, we’ve discussed the issue of “firsts” in country music, how we’ve organized the playlist and some of the misconceptions about acoustic-era artists.