Jeb Bush will prove he's a country boy at heart on Thursday as he visits the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia.
The appearance by the former governor of Florida and GOP presidential candidate is the highlight of a private fundraiser being staged to benefit the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, The Roanoke Times
The event, during which Bush is expected to make a speech, has been dubbed "Java with Jeb."
Bush is actually a fan of country music, his son Jebby Bush
revealed earlier this year at a fundraiser hosted by Right to Rise USA, the super PAC supporting his father's candidacy. He said his dad also likes such artists as Stevie Wonder and Al Green.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
While Nashville, Tenn., gets all the publicity as the hub of country music, Virginia boasts that the genre was first popularized in Bristol, where in 1927, early recordings were made by the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers — an event called "The Big Bang of Country Music."
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