Janette Carter

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Janette Carter
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Janette Carter in 2005
Background information
Birth name Janette Carter
Born (1923-07-02)July 2, 1923
Maces Spring, Virginia, United States
Died January 22, 2006(2006-01-22) (aged 82)
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
Genres Gospel music, Country Music
Instruments Autoharp
Years active 1939–1940, 1952-1956

Janette Carter (July 2, 1923 – January 22, 2006) was the last surviving child of A.P. and Sara Carter, of Carter Family musical fame. In 1976, she and community members built an 880-seat amphitheater, the Carter Family Fold, beside the store her father operated in Southwestern Virginia. Today, the Carter Family Fold attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year. She had three children from her first husband: Donald William (deceased), Rita Janette, and James Delaney (Dale). The surviving two reside in her hometown of Maces Spring, (Scott County) Virginia, which is nestled in Poor Valley at the foot of Clinch Mountain. She was awarded the Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Award in 2005 for her lifelong advocacy for the performance and preservation of Appalachian music.[1] In 2006 she died and was buried next to her mother, Sara Carter Bayes, and her brother at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Maces Spring.

Grave of Janette Carter between her mother and brother, Joe

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