A. P. Carter was a song collector
and member of the Carter Family,
a trio that helped to pioneer what became known as country music. Born in Scott County, in Southwest
Virginia, Carter worked as a carpenter and traveling salesman before marrying Sara Dougherty in 1915. Carter's
true passion had always been music, and with his new wife, who sang and played the
autoharp, he began to perform and audition to make recordings. With Maybelle Carter—Sara Carter's
. . .
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