Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music: by Michael LaBlanc

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Three Generations of the Carter Family, Columbia. A. P. Carter's Clinch Mountain Ballads, Pine Mountain. The Carter Family on Border Radio, John Edwards Memorial Foundation. Country Sounds of the Original Carter Family, Harmony. Home among the Hills, Harmony. More Favorites by the Carter Family, Decca. A Selection of Favorites by the Carter Family, Decca. Will the Circle Be Unbroken? United Artists. , revised edition, University of Texas Press, 1985. Malone, Bill C. and Judith McCulloh, Stars of Country Music, University of Illinois Press, 1975.

It was also his first certified gold album. Following suit was Browne's next effort, The Pretender. " Browne's next project was a clear departure from anything he'd done previously. Running on Empty featured all new material, much of which was written by or with others. Recorded entirely "on the road"—on stage, in 22 For the Record. . F ull name, Clyde Jackson Browne; born October 9,1948, in Heidelberg, West Germany; son of Clyde Jack (a printer, musician, and teacher) and Beatrice Amanda (a teacher; maiden name, Dahl) Browne; married Phyllis Major, December 1975 (died, March 25,1976); married Lynne Sweeney, January 17, 1981 (divorced); children (first marriage) Ethan Zane; (second marriage) Ryan Daniel.

In 1926 Maybelle Addington married A. 's brother Ezra, they settled in Maces Springs, and she became the third Carter Family member. Atkins writes: "Soon the trio began to unite their musical talents into a firmly knit group, with Sara singing lead, Maybelle alto harmony, and A. P. " In 1927 the Carters were one of a number of local groups who travelled to Bristol, Virginia, to audition for Victor Records. During the same week that Jimmie Rodgers cut his first songs for Victor, the Carters were offered fifty dollars per song for six tunes by record executive Ralph Peer.

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