Janette Carter

Decades: 2000s


Joe (27 February 1927, Maces Springs, Virginia, USA, d. 2 March 2005, USA) and Janette Carter (b. 2 July 1923, Maces Springs, Virginia, USA, d. 22 January 2006, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA), are two of the three children born to Sara Carter and A.P. Carter. They naturally became involved in the Carter Family music at an early age and learned to play all instruments used in the family act. Like their aunt Maybelle Carter’s children, they began their careers by making regular appearances with the Carter Family on Border Radio at Del Rio, Texas, Janette in 1939 and her brother the following year. Janette also played on recordings made as the Carter Family at Del Rio in 1938/9 and in Chicago and New York in 1940/1. Sara and A.P. were divorced after several years of marital problems in 1939 but continued to work together with their children until 1943 when Sara (who had remarried) retired. In 1952, she was coaxed out of retirement and with Joe and Janette and her...

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