The McCarters

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The McCarters
Also known asJennifer McCarter and The McCarters
OriginSevierville, Tennessee, United States
Years active1988-present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Past membersJennifer McCarter
Lisa McCarter
Teresa McCarter

The McCarters was an American country music trio composed of Jennifer McCarter (born March 7, 1964) and her sisters Lisa and Teresa (born November 21, 1966), who are twins. The trio was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1987, where they recorded two albums for the label: 1988's The Gift and 1990's Better Be Home Soon, the latter of which was released as Jennifer McCarter & the McCarters.[1] The title track of the album is a cover version of the Crowded House hit. These albums produced seven hits for the trio on the Billboard country music charts, of which the highest was 1988's "The Gift", at No. 4.

They supported The Gift with a worldwide tour opening for Randy Travis and an appearance on Dolly Parton's Dolly variety show (like Parton, the McCarters were from Sevierville, Tennessee). They were released from Warner Bros. Records in the early 1990s soon after their second album.[2]



Year Title US Country
1988 The Gift 36
1990 Better Be Home Soon
(as Jennifer McCarter and The McCarters)


Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1987 "Timeless and True Love" 5 6 The Gift
1988 "The Gift" 4 2
"I Give You Music" 28 16
1989 "Up and Gone" 9 5 Better Be Home Soon
(as Jennifer McCarter and The McCarters)
"Quit While I'm Behind" 26 28
1990 "Better Be Home Soon" 73 65
"Shot Full of Love" 73 48


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 264. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "The McCarters biography". Allmusic. Retrieved July 15, 2019.