Helen Myrl Carter|
and Glenn Jones
Helen Myrl Carter b 19 Sept 1927 Bristol, TN,
d 2 Jun 1998 Nashville, TN, d/o
Ezra Carter and Maybelle Addington m. 1950 to Glenn Jones. Children;
Helen Carter Family
i. Kenneth Jones b 1952 d 1969.
ii Male Jones
iii. David Jones
iv. Male Jones
CENTURY OF COUNTRY Biography of Helen Myrl Carter:
"Helen, the eldest of the three daughters of
Maybelle and Ezra Carter, was born and raised into what was destined to be the
first family of Country music. She was born just one month after the first
recording session of the original Carter Family in Bristol, Tennessee.
Helen made her first public appearance in 1937
with her sisters on The Popeye Club on radio station WOPI Bristol, Virginia,
singing Beautiful Brown Eyes. Two years later, the three sisters joined the
Carter Family on the border station XERA out of Del Rio, Texas. In 1941, the
girls joined the family on WBT Charlotte, North Carolina.
Following the folding of the Carter Family,
Mother Maybelle and the girls got together, in 1943, as Mother Maybelle and the
Carter Sisters (See The Carter Family). Helen married pilot and inventor Glenn
Jones in 1950, and their third son, David, has participated in the Carter
Family. In 1951, she signed with Tennessee Records and turned out several sides,
including duets with her brother-in-law Don Davis, Bob Eaton and Grant Turner.
In 1952, Helen released a pair of singles for
OKeh. That year, she turned out a duet with Johnny Bond called I Went To Your
Wedding, for Columbia. During 1956 through 1958, Helen released singles for
Hickory without charting. Helen turned to songwriting and penned, among many
others, Margie Bowes’ 1959 hit, Poor Old Heartsick Me.
Helen teamed up with Delores Dinning of the
Dinning Sisters as the Blondettes for the 1960 single Little Butterfly/My Love
(Is Many Things). She moved on to Starday in 1973 and recorded The Wild Side of
Life, with the Willis Brothers and Release Me, with Bobby Sykes. In 1975, Helen
accompanied her mother when she recorded for the Smithsonian Institution.
Following the death of Mother Maybelle in 1978,
Helen continued to tour with her sisters. In an attempt to preserve the music of
the Carter Family, Helen has addressed school and college groups throughout the
U.S. On June 2, 1998 Helen Carter Jones died in Nashville at the age of 70."
Helen Carter sings
Wildwood Flower at