The Women of Southern Songbirds - Martha Carson

The Women of Southern Songbirds

Martha Carson:

Martha Carson was born in the coal mining town of Neon, Kentucky where she learned to play the guitar on a three dollar mail order model from Sears. She and her sisters, Minnie and Mattie, recorded for Columbia in 1936 as the Sunshine Sisters, and later the Amber Sisters. In 1939, Martha and her husband, James Carson joined the WSB barndance in Atlanta,Georgia, and became wildly popular as the "barndance sweethearts". Martha Carson later had many big gospel hits in the early 1950's which earned her widespread exposure. Martha's gospel songs have been made famous by artists from Elvis to Barbara Mandrell.

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