Southern SoundsMarch 13, 2014
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Perhaps no other American family has had such an enduring musical legacy as the Carters. Hailing from the foothills of Virginia, A.P. Carter collected and composed traditional folk songs, while his wife Sara’s clear and strong voice resonated in homes across America from the 1920s to 1950s. Her cousin Maybelle’s use of the then-sidelined guitar solidified its place in country music, not to mention Maybelle’s daughter June, who became a legend in her own right alongside her husband, Johnny Cash.