Mother, Matriarch And Mentor

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Maybelle Carter (second from right) in 1974 with her daughters (from left) Helen, Anita and June.

There really was no precedent for Maybelle Carter, who learned to play from her own mother and spent much of her life teaching her children — as well as generations of country stars that followed.

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