Helen Carter

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b. Helen Myrl Carter, 12 September 1927, Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA, d. 1 June 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The eldest daughter of Mother Maybelle Carter of the legendary Carter Family.…
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b. Helen Myrl Carter, 12 September 1927, Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA, d. 1 June 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The eldest daughter of Mother Maybelle Carter of the legendary Carter Family. At the age of eight, she was playing mandolin, piano, piano accordion and guitar and in 1939, she and sisters Anita and June were appearing on Border Radio as members of the Carter Family. When the original Carter Family retired in 1943, she sang and played rhythm guitar in the family group, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, on various radio stations and from 1950 onwards, for many years, they were regulars on the Grand Ole Opry. They toured with Elvis Presley in the mid-50s, and in 1961, they began to appear regularly as part of Johnny Cash’s show. Although most of her career was spent playing as a member of a group, she recorded a solo album in memory of her mother on which her son, David, played guitar and sang harmony vocals in best Carter Family tradition.