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Janette Carter
Birth: Jul. 2, 1923
Maces Spring
Scott County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 2006
Scott County
Virginia, USA

Singer, Songwriter. Daughter of the acclaimed A.P. and Sara Carter and member of the original Carter Family singing group. She was the founder of the Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Inc., the Carter Fold, and the Carter Family Museum. Janette was a very accomplished autoharp player and shared her father's passion for the music of their southwest Virginia home. She promised him that she would not let that music die. After A.P.'s death in 1960 she dedicated her life to preserving the old-time songs and tunes that informed her family's repertoire. She received numerous awards including the National Heritage Award for her work in preserving traditional, "old time", music. In early 2005, Ms. Carter travelled to Los Angeles to receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Carter Family. At the ceremony, she told a roomful of music industry power players about the family: "There's a lot of them gone, and there's still quite a few of us left up there in Poor Valley, trying to preserve the music." Up until her death, she hosted concerts every Saturday night at the Carter Fold which is at the site of her father's former general store. A.P., Sara, and their children Joe and Janette recorded over 100 songs together in the 1950s. Janette, along with brother Joe, recorded, "Last of their Kind", and in 2004, Janette recorded her final album, "Deliverance Will Come". Janette was a member of the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church in Maces Spring, VA. She died from complications from Parkinson's disease and a fall. (bio by: Kyle) 
Family links: 
  Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter (1891 - 1960)
  Sara Dougherty Carter (1899 - 1979)
  Gladys Carter Millard (1919 - 1994)*
  Janette Carter (1923 - 2006)
  Joe D Carter (1927 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery
Scott County
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Kyle
Record added: Apr 25, 2007
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