Description of the Carter Family's Music:
The Carter Family Members:
Alvin Pleasant "A.P." Delaney Carter
Sara Carter - autoharp
Maybelle Addington Carter - guitar
Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters:
Maybelle Addington Carter
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Accolades and Awards:
Grammy Hall of Fame (1988)
Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame (2001)
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
The Carter Family Biography:
They made their first recording in Bristol, Tenn., in 1927 and followed it up with a 1928 recording for which they weren't paid. However, the album sold so well that they began touring and performing with artists like Jimmie Rodgers.
Eventually, they moved to Texas, where Maybelle's daughter June Carter joined the group. Sara and A.P. split up in the late 1930s, and the band eventually broke up, as well. However, Maybelle carried on the Carter Family tradition by performing with June and her other girls Anita and Helen, as a group called Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters.