The Carter Family recorded many songs from 1927-1934. Here's one of their greatest.
Here's one of Country music's first hits.
Here's the Carter Family singing "Wildwood Flower."
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.