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The Carter Family. Maybelle Carter, who sings lead here, was one of the pioneers who brought mountain music to the public notice. Her daughter June, who is seated, became the wife of Johnny Cash. Love the harmonies on this!

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Maybelle and Sara Carter are but two women on our list of 21 Influential Virginia Women. Add the name of the Virginia woman who has most influenced you! #WomensHistoryMonth

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Legendary Guitars: Maybelle Carter’s 1928 Gibson L-5. Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family, mother of June Carter and mother-in-law of Johnny Cash, was one of the most influential and imitated guitarists in early country music. This was her beloved guitar.

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The Carters at the Lawson Wedding! Blue Ivy, Beyonce and Jay-Z poise at Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson wedding. Click to see more pictures.

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The Carter Family was a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, Southern Gospel, pop and rock musicians as well as on the U.S. folk revival of the 1960s.

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Mother Maybelle Carter playing Wildwood Flower at the Johnny Cash show. Also featuring the Carter sisters Anita Carter & Helen Carter. June was not there because she was pregnant of John Carter Cash.

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In 1968, 13 years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter, of the famed Carter Family, during a live performance in London, Ontario. The couple married on March 1, 1968, in Franklin, Kentucky. They had one child together, John Carter Cash, born March 3, 1970. Cash and Carter continued to work together and tour for 35 years until Carter's death in 2003. Cash died four months later.

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June Carter Cash (American) singer, song writer, actress, comedian, and author married to Johnny Cash. Originally part of the Carter Family Singers. She played the guitar, banjo, harmonica and autoharp. Her music has a real folksy country sound almost like early gallic music. Her album "Keep On The Sunnyside, June Carter Cash" is a definitive album of her works.

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