The Carter Family

The Carter Family Biography

American traditional folk music group, formed in 1927. Their music was hugely influential for bluegrass, country, folk, and rock musicians. The original group split up when A.P. Carter and Sara Carter left in 1944, but Maybelle Carter and her daughters continued performing as The Carter Sisters. In the 1960's, The Carter Sisters reclaimed the name The Carter Family.



Membership (as The Carter Family, 1927-1944, ~1960 to 1996; as The Carter Sisters, 1944-~1960):

A.P. Carter – 1927-1944

Maybelle Carter – 1927-1978

Sara Carter – 1927-1944

Janette Carter – 1939-1940

Joe Carter – 1939-1940

Helen Carter – 1939-1940, 1944-1996

June Carter – 1939-1940, 1944-1969, 1971-1996

Anita Carter – 1939-1940, 1944-1996

Robbie Harden – 1969-1971


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