Today we pay tribute to Carlene's great-uncle Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Carter, born 125 years ago, on December 15, 1891 in Maces Springs, Virginia. With his wife Sara and her cousin Maybelle they formed The Carter Family, one of the first and most influential country music acts of all time. A.P. collected, adapted, and wrote original songs that became standards of American music like Wildwood Flower, Gold Watch and Chain, and Will The Circle Be Unbroken? He died on November 7, 1960 and in 1970 was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and with The Carter Family in the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1993 the trio was honored with their image on a U.S. postage stamp. Throughout her career, Carlene has recorded and performed many of the original Carter Family songs, most notably on her 2014 album Carter Girl.  Today she wrote, "Where would music be without Uncle A.P.!!!"

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