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Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 26,702 at the 2010 census. It is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia, which lies directly across the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. The boundary between the two cities is that of the States, which runs along State Street in their common downtown district. Bristol is a principal city of the Kingsport–Bristol–Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

Bristol is probably best known for being the site of some of the first commercial recordings of country music, showcasing Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, and later a favorite venue of the mountain musician Uncle Charlie Osborne. The U.S. Congress recognized Bristol as the "Birthplace of Country Music" in 1998. Bristol is the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Bristol is the site of Bristol Motor Speedway, a NASCAR short track, that normally sells out more than 160,000 seats twice annually, but attendance has come up short in recent years.

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Schools in and around Bristol, TN

Name
Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $13,000 average out-state tuition; $13,000 average in-state tuition
Virginia Intermont College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,542 average out-state tuition; $24,542 average in-state tuition
King College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $22,700 average out-state tuition; $22,700 average in-state tuition
Virginia Highlands Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,643 average out-state tuition; $3,345 average in-state tuition
Northeast State Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $12,720 average out-state tuition; $3,096 average in-state tuition
Washington County Adult Skill Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public

Bristol, TN Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Dyersburg State Community College Jazz Choir Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016