"The First Family of Country Music". Influential Virginia Family group, first recorded in August, 1927. Led by Alvin "A.P." Carter. Joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1948. Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.
The most influential group in country music history, the Carter Family switched the emphasis from hillbilly instrumentals to vocals, made scores of their songs part of the standard country music canon, and made a style of guitar playing, "Carter picking," … see full wiki