Smithsonian Folk Ways Recordings

Explore audio samples of the group’s recordings curated in the Smithsonian’s Folkways collection. 

Watch: Johnny Cash’s Final ‘Ring of Fire’ Performance Occurred at
the Carter Family Fold

Trailer: The Winding Stream

The official trailer for the new documentary ‘The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music’

Rolling Stone: 9 Things We Learned From the New Carter Family Documentary

‘The Winding Road’ is a chronicle of the influential pioneers of country music and their descendants, including June Carter and husband Johnny Cash. 

Maybelle Carter Interview

Three years before her death in 1978, Maybelle Carter recalled the beginnings of the Carter Family’s path to making country music history. The family’s love for music was just as alive in 1975 as when the Carters recorded in Bristol for the first time in August 1927.

NRK Norwegian TV documentary “Reise i ‘Country’-land”, Episode 2 – The Carter Family Fold

Janette Carter and Carter Family Fold footage in Hiltons, Va., in 1975.

The Carter Family Channel

A YouTube channel devoted entirely to the Carter Family music and legacy, featuring a plethora of rare interviews and audio recordings.