June Carter Cash was born Valerie June Carter on June 23, 1929 in Maces Spring, Virginia, to Maybelle Carter and Ezra Carter. She was born into country music and performed with the Carter Family from the age of ten, beginning in 1939.
In March 1943, when the Carter Family trio stopped recording together at the end of the WBT contract, Maybelle Carter, with encouragement from her husband Ezra, formed “Mother Maybelle & the Carter Sisters” with her daughters, Helen, Anita and June.
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