The Carter Family & The Big Bang of Country Music
The Carter Family made their first recordings on August 1, 1927. A.P. had persuaded Sara and Maybelle the day before to make the journey from Maces Spring, Virginia, to Bristol, Tennessee, to audition for record producer Ralph Peer. Peer was seeking new talents for the embryonic recording industry. The initial Carter Family sessions are part of what are now called the Bristol Sessions or the Big Bang of recorded Country Music.