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History Of Country Music, COVID Cases Rising And Our Song Of The Week On This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, country music, as we know it today, burst onto the scene with some early recording sessions in Bristol, Tennessee. We learn more about this often untold chapter in country music history.

Also, in this show, new COVID-19 cases in the state have doubled in the past two weeks, but health officials are not sounding an alarm, and jazzy singer and songwriter Kat Edmonson has our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Curtis Tate, Chris Schulz, David Adkins, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, Randy Yohe, Roxy Todd and Shepherd Snyder.

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Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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