Janette carter - j. e. mainer - johnny doesn't live here anymore - i'm missing you


Sad news out of Maces Springs, Virginia: Janette Carter Jett, daughter of . and Sara Carter passed away at 6:30 this morning, January 22. I got the call just moments ago. She had been in failing health for months and was recently confined to a wheel chair and not able to participate at the Saturday night Carter Fold. Her brother, Joe, and a son, Don, preceded her in death this past year. Janette did an outstanding job of keeping alive the rich musical heritage of her talented family. Her famous dad, . Carter, had specifically asked her to keep the Carter Family music alive just before he died in 1960. The reins of the Fold now lie squarely in the hands of her daughter, Rita, and her son, Dale. I became acquainted with this first family of country music years ago when I worked with Don at Carolina Eastman Company. Over time, I truly came to know, appreciate and love this outstanding musical family. We will miss you, Janette.

Singer, Songwriter. Daughter of the acclaimed . and Sara Carter and member of the original Carter Family singing group. She was the founder of the Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Inc., the Carter Fold, and the Carter Family Museum. Janette was a very accomplished autoharp player and shared her father's passion for the music of their southwest Virginia home. She promised him that she would not let that music die. After .'s death in 1960 she dedicated her life to preserving the old-time songs and tunes that informed her family's repertoire. She received numerous awards including the National Heritage Award for her work in preserving traditional, "old time", music. In early 2005, Ms. Carter travelled to Los Angeles to receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Carter Family. At the ceremony, she told a roomful of music industry power players about the family: "There's a lot of them gone, and there's still quite a few of us left up there in Poor Valley, trying to preserve the music." Up until her death, she hosted concerts every Saturday night at the Carter Fold which is at the site of her father's former general store., Sara, and their children — Joe and Janette — recorded over 100 songs together in the 1950s. Janette, along with brother Joe, recorded, "Last of their Kind", and in 2004, Janette recorded her final album, "Deliverance Will Come". Janette was a member of the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church in Maces Spring, VA. She died from complications from Parkinson's disease and a fall. (bio by: Kyle)


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