The Carter Family

The Carter Family

The Carter Family

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Top Songs

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Wildwood Flower
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Keep On the Sunny Side
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Can the Circle Be Unbroken
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A Song To Mama
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Re-Recorded]

Albums

  • The Origins Of Country Music

    May 2021 • 19 songs

  • Golden Star Collection

    Mar 2021 • 50 songs

  • The Very Best Of

    May 2020 • 50 songs

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The Carter Family

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The most influential group in country music history, the Carter Family switched the emphasis from hillbilly instrumentals to vocals, made scores of their songs part of the standard country music canon, and made a style of guitar playing, "Carter picking," the dominant technique for decades. Along with Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family were among the first country music stars. Comprised of a gaunt, shy gospel quartet member named Alvin P. Carter and two reserved country girls -- his wife, Sara, and their sister-in-law, Maybelle -- the Carter Family sang a pure, simple harmony t...
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