Today marks the 41st death anniversary of our “Mother” Maybelle Carter. It’s been 41 years since Mother Maybelle passed away and her great influence is still felt in country music. You will always be in our hearts, Mother Maybelle! Today, ...

The song “Will the Circle be Unbroken” served a very important role in the Carter Family. As seen in the 2013 movie Ring of Fire, their performance of the famous hymn really made them an iconic band. The song was ...

 Maybelle Carter’s Biography Photo Credit: Maybelle Carter/ youtube.com by Screengrab Our late Maybelle Addington is known as “Mother” Maybelle or Maybelle Carter. She was born May 10, 1909, in Virginia. She was known as an American Country musician. Her unique ...

Did you know that the song popularized by the Carter Family is more than a hundred years old now? Yes, the song was based on a gospel hymn that was published back in 1908. The lyrics were penned by Ada ...

Being in a family of musicians is a privilege and it’s a plus if you can also sing. Anyhow, there are numerous families in country music who are very talented. Some of them are the Judds, the Frizzells, and the ...

There are a lot of gospel singers nowadays, but no one can move the soul as Joan Baez does. Admittedly, she is a true country gospel singer, putting her passion and emotion through the song.  One of my favorites from ...

The Carter Family Photo Credit: http://www.45cat.com Folk songs are interesting songs written with different themes of stories. We can mostly hear folk songs about the ordinary life of a person. “John Hardy”, a famous folk song, does not differ from many ...

Beginning from the pioneers of Country music, The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, songs about family and faith were an integral part of the genre’s development. Again, for evidence’ sake, here’s a summary of the gospel chart-toppers throughout country music’s ...

Perhaps the most remarkable of Maybelle’s many talents was her skill as a guitarist. She revolutionized the instrument’s role by developing a style in which she played melody lines on the bass strings with her thumb while rhythmically strumming with ...

Stay with me, folks, as we honor the founding families, quartets, and solo gospel singers! This is not an exhaustive list, but they’re enough to fill our plate. Without them furthering God’s message through their songs, where would we be ...

Based on available literature, the authorship of the gospel song “Palms of Victory” was closely attributed to Rev. John B. Matthias. Its writing took place in 1836 and at that time, Matthias was serving as a Methodist Episcopalian minister in ...

SONG FACTS: “Keep on the Sunny Side” is a Christian hymn written by Ada Blenkhorn in 1899 and inspired by her disabled nephew who would always direct his wheelchair on the “sunny side” of the street. The Carter Family then ...