Country music has come a long way from its roots, and many argue it took a distinctly wrong turn along the way, but the Carter Family came long before the fall. A new generation can now learn about the first family of country music in a surprisingly modern form, the graphic novel The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song.
The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is not only a unique illustrated biography, but a moving account that reveals the family’s rise to success, their struggles along the way, and their impact on contemporary music. Illustrated with exacting detail and written in the Southern dialect of the time, its dynamic narrative is pure Americana. It is also a story of success and failure, of poverty and wealth, of racism and tolerance, of creativity and business, and of the power of music and love.
Whether you’re a city slicker rockin’ the boots and cowboy hat for kicks or a slick hipster slouching along in fitted flannel, you’ve likely heard someone who’s been influenced by the Carter family, so why not give country another shot? We promise we won’t tell anyone.
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