John Carson

John Carson

Fannin County, Georgia, USA
Death 11 Dec 1949 (aged 75)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 11964 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Fannin County Georgia, he was known as "Fiddlin' John" for playing his rare vintage Stradivarius violin. He was credited with creating some of the beginnings of recorded country music whom at the age of fifty-four, became the first genuine old-time country musician to broadcast a genuine radio program in 1922. In June 1923, the country-music recording industry was launched when Carson made his first phonograph record. He began recording records for the OKeh label New York, with the hits "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane", "The Old Hen Cackled", "The Rooster's Going to Crow" and his recording career, which yielded some 165 recorded songs, lasted into the 1930s. His style is widely considered to be one of the most pioneering influences ever in country music. He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1984.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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