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Carter's Chord Biography

Carter's Chord Biography

Carter's Chord is an American country music group composed of sisters Becky, Emily, and Joanna Robertson, all of whom are singer-songwriters and vocalists. They are also the three daughters of Barny and Carter Robertson, both of whom played in Waylon Jennings' road band The Waylors in the 1970s. After several years of performing locally (first in their native California and later in Nashville, Tennessee), the trio was signed in 2006 to Show Dog Nashville, a record label owned by country singer Toby Keith. Their debut single, "Young Love", reached Billboard Hot Country Songs Top 50. It was the lead-off single to their self-titled debut album, which was released digitally in May 2008. Sisters Becky, Emily and Joanna Robertson were raised in a musically inclined household in southern California. Their parents (Grammy Award-winning keyboardist and producer Barny Robertson, and vocalist Carter Robertson) were both members of Waylon Jennings' road band The Waylors in the 1970s. Having performed together at their home from an early age, the three sisters made their recording debut on Jennings' 1998 album Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals & Dirt, which their father produced. The sisters would also charge for the shows which they performed at home; among the artists who paid to see them at their house included Jennings and members of The Crickets.

Later on, the three sisters moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where they began honing their singing and songwriting skills. Eventually, they were discovered by Toby Keith; after the trio held a showcase on Valentine's Day 2006, Keith signed them to his own Show Dog Nashville label.The group's first release was a recording of the Christmas standard "O come, O come, Emmanuel", which was placed into rotation on the television network CMT. "Young Love", their debut single, was released to radio in January 2008, and entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The song received a "thumbs down" rating from the country music rewiew site The 9513, who described it as "entirely nondescript" and relying on "borderline sufficient harmonies". A second single, "Different Breed", was released to radio in April 2008. In addition, Carter's Chord released its debut album digitally in May 2008, and will serve as an opening act for Keith on his 2008 touring schedule. According to a subsequent interview with the country music blog "The 9513", the first album will be released as a digital release before the physical CD. Singer Joanna says "We think it’s a great idea. Music is totally going in a completely different direction that it was ten years ago. And that direction is the internet".

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