Brightline Interactive Makes the Birthplace of Country Music Come Alive

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Experiential interactive developers continue longstanding relationship with museum exhibit producer to bring digital experiences to Bristol, TN.

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“We’ve learned to rely on Brightline’s creativity and vision to ensure that our projects breathe life into history, and tell an interesting story to the visitor at museums like BCM” Al Hillmann of Hillmann & Carr Inc

Brightline Interactive is collaborating with Hillmann & Carr Inc once again to design, develop and install digital experiences in a high-profile museum setting at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (BCM) in Bristol, VA. Continuing their long-standing partnership, Brightline Interactive and Hillmann & Carr combine their expertise in delivering fun and engaging content to a wide range of museum audiences. A suite of experiences that engage visitors about the early days of country music will provide a compelling view of the history and importance of Bristol where the earliest commercial hit recordings were made in 1927.    

The museum is set to receive seven new, permanent touch-screen experiences: the Bristol Wayback Machine shows the unexpectedly bustling Bristol of the early 20th century; at six in-depth exploration stations users can listen and learn about all the major recording artists; with a virtual music mix board users can custom re-mix Bristol songs; visitors might try yodelling at the interactive video sing-a-long booth; at other stations users listen to artists of the 20th and 21st century who have covered Bristol songs; a final kiosk invites visitors to send a customized digital postcard from the Birthplace.

“We’ve learned to rely on Brightline’s creativity and vision to ensure that our projects breathe life into history, and tell an interesting story to the visitor at museums like BCM,” began Al Hillmann of Hillmann & Carr Inc, adding, “We look forward to working with Brightline again for this project, applying their dynamic technology in an educational space.”

Brightline has partnered with Hillmann & Carr on many other museum and visitor center projects, including Sunnylands in Palm Springs and Fort Henry Discovery Centre in Ontario. Brightline Interactive ensures the latest technology and techniques are being utilized by pulling on their experience in the commercial world, including work for the Super Bowl and World Series.

For more information about the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, visit its website,

About Brightline Interactive:
Brightline Interactive is an award-winning, multi-discipline digital services agency that delivers creative solutions for experiential environments found in museums, major sporting events and college campuses. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Brightline develops, delivers, and promotes branded experiences for the public and private sectors by blending creativity with expertise in any and all media and technology available.

About Hillmann & Carr:
Originality and imagination drive Hillmann & Carr's award-winning media productions. With over 35 years’ experience creating all forms of media for museums, associations, government and educational entities, Hillmann & Carr achieves the highest attainable outcome through compelling storytelling and high-quality production value.

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