The Carter Family - Keep On The Sunny Side

The Carter Family recorded many songs from 1927-1934.  Here's one of their greatest.

The Carter Family - Single Girl, Married Girl

Here's one of Country music's first hits.

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower

Here's the Carter Family singing "Wildwood Flower."

The Beginnings

Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records.