|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country folk female vocalists carter-cash cowhat fav anita carter|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Ina Anita Carter, 31 March 1933, Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA, d. 29 July 1999, Goodlettsville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest daughter of Mother Maybelle Carter of the legendary Carter Family, she always maintained that she was singing professionally at the age of four, but did not get paid until she was six. In 1939, she and her sisters, Helen and June Carter, were appearing on Border Radio with the Carter Family. When the original Carter Family retired in 1943, she sang and played stand-up bass or 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 Cashs show. She married fiddler Dale Potter in 1950 but the marriage soon ended.
Although singing with her family group, she did at times...