The annual East Tennessee Vinyl and Collectors Show was held at the Double Tree hotel in Johnson City today.

The event featured music dealers from all over the Southeast offering rare vinyl LP's, 45's, CD's, DVD's, music memorabilia and more.

Greg Neal, the promoter and organizer of the show, says that in the past few years records have increased in popularity.

"You have the artwork and the nostalgia that has all come back," said Neal. "The whole overall package is just more attractive."

He believes vinyl records are more worthwhile than CD's.

"Records just sound better," said Neal. "They have a warmer sound, and especially if you like more acoustic type music like jazz or folk or classical, records just sound so much better."