Carter Stanley Bluegrass Artist

Carter Glen Stanley (August 27, 1925 – December 1, 1966) was a bluegrass music lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitar player. He formed the Stanley Brothers band together with his brother Ralph. The Stanley Brothers are generally acknowledged as the first band after Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys to play in the bluegrass genre. According to some historians, their recording of "Molly and Tenbrooks" (aka "The Racehorse Song") marked the beginning of bluegrass as a genre. Stanley was born in Big Spraddle Creek in Dickenson County, Virginia. The son of Lucy and Lee Stanley, Carter grew up in rural southwestern Virginia. In 1946 he and his brother Ralph formed the Stanley Brothers, one of the most respected and influential bands in the new genre of bluegrass music. Carter played guitar and sang lead while Ralph played banjo and sang with a strong, high tenor voice. Their harmonies are much admired, and many consider Carter Stanley to be one of the greatest natural singers in the history of country music. Carter also composed more than a hundred songs, and many of them remain standards in the bluegrass genre.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 27th, 1925
Place of birth
Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia
United States of America
Date of death
December 1st, 1966 at age of 41
Place of death
Cause of death



Musical acts

1.The Stanley Brothers Bluegrass

1946 - 1966

The Stanley Brothers were an American bluegrass duo made up of brothers Carter and Ralph Stanley.

Member history

Member Role Start End
1946 1966
1946 1966

2.Ruby Rakes

Member history

Member Role Start End

3.The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Member history

Member Role Start End
The Clinch Mountain Boys

Movie performances

1. Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson: Rainbow Quest (2005)

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Top cast


Check Carter Stanley on wikipedia.

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