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Other Web sites you might find helpful include some right here in Poor Valley. We're also suggesting some Web sites that include a considerable amount of information about the Carter Family, Carter Family recordings, and discussions of the place in music history of A.P., Sara, and Mother Maybelle Carter. This is only a partial listing; a search in any of the major search engines will produce hundreds of other links.

The American Experience episode about the Carter Family

The PBS television series program titled "The Carter Family: Will The Circle Be Unbroken" documents the rise to world-wide popularity of the Carter Family and their music. This particular web site is rich in information and special features.


American Studies, University of Virginia

This Land is Your Land: Rural Music & the Depression
Carter Family Biography


Appalachian Cultural Music Association

The Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) was formed to promote and perpetuate the music of the Southern Appalachian Region. The ACMA is based in Bristol, VA-TN, the official “Birthplace of Country Music”.


Arhoolie Records

The Arhoolie Foundation was established in 1995 to document, preserve, present and disseminate authentic traditional and regional vernacular music. By our activities we hope to help educate and enlighten the public and also support and reinforce traditional community values.


The Barter Theater

Barter Theatre has a reputation as a theatre where many actors performed before gong on to achieve fame and fortune. The most recognized of these alumni include Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Ernest Borgnine, Hume Cronyn, Ned Beatty, Gary Collins, Larry Linville and Kevin Spacey. and Frances Fisher. The list also included James Burrows, creator of Cheers, Barry Corbin, and the late Jim Varney.


Bear Family Records

Bear Family Records direct mailorder sale – plus 30,000 items available ex-warehouse



CarterFoldShow.com

Watch each weekly show - all of it - at home on your computer at a time of your choosing!  The cost is only $10 and you can watch the programs as often as you like for an entire month!


CMT (Country Music Television)


Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation (CMF). The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public—in the Nashville area, the nation, and world.


The Crooked Road

The sounds of country music beat strong and pure in Virginia, especially in the Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia regions, connected by The Crooked Road — Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.


Dale Jett

Grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter, son of Janette Carter, Dale's own performing career has been growing steadily. Here's where we can keep up to date with his activities.


Folk Music Performer Index

A directory of songs, by title; also history of releases


Johnny Cash

Web site for the late Johnny Cash


IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association)

Information about bluegrass and old-time music


The Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church


Many visitors to the Carter Fold ask about attending Sunday service at the church which for many decades has been the Carter family's church. Visitors are, of course, always welcome, and casual dress is perfectly acceptable. This is the web site for up-to-date information.


Nationmaster.com

A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.

Orthey Autoharps

Handcrafted works of art in themselves,George Orthey's autoharps have been treasured instruments played by Carter Family members, especially Janette, for years. George Orthey continues to be devoted supporter of the Carter Family and the Carter Fold.


Peer Music

Ralph Peer discovered and produced the Carter Family for the entire three decades of their performing career. Carter Family songs published by Peer were major factors in helping him establish one of the world's premiere publishing companies. The close relationship between Peer Music and the Carter Family descendants remains proudly in place today.


The Red Clay Ramblers

One of America's most beloved old time groups.


Song of the Mountains concert series

Outstanding bluegrass and old-time country music performances at the beautifully restored Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia.


The Winding Stream - The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music

The Winding Stream is a 90-minute documentary that tells the story of the family at the very heart of American country music - The Carters and the Cashes. This saga is punctuated with studio performances by celebrated roots music practitioners like Johnny and June Carter Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and others. The film's goal is to illuminate the foundation-forming history of this multi-generational musical family.




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