The group simply showed up at a recording appointment, tuned the guitar, warmed up, hit the famous chord, gathered around the microphone and sang a song they believed in. I'd be willing to bet the farm that on the way home from the session no one said, "That Fly Away song we did today is going to be the one that is going to set the world on fire.
He was my grandpa. I was in his presence the first time I heard the group sing. It was around the noon hour on some weekday in the mid s. Pa had come into the house to eat lunch after working in the field all morning. After lunch he tuned into Philadelphia, Mississippi's WHOC radio station to listen to their noontime gospel broadcast before going back to his work. I've never forgotten the look on his face as he sat with his eyes closed in his favorite chair, wearing his dusty work clothes and brogan shoes, listening to the Chuck Wagon Gang sing.
While the song played, he patted his foot just enough that I could hear the nail heads on his leather soles lightly keep time on the linoleum floor. The look on his face could only be described as a perfect portrait of peace and contentment. When it was over, he stood up and said, "That's mighty good", put on his hat and went back to work. It was mighty good. Good enough after one listen to become a part of me for a lifetime. That's the effect the Chuck Wagon Gang and their music have had on people since the very beginning.
I wish that I could have been present when Dad Carter gathered his children to sing songs on the porch at the end of the day for their fellow migrant farmers and their families. I can only imagine how beautiful those harmonies must have sounded as the sun was setting into the west. He and his wife, Kathy, have three children and one granddaughter.
God has truly given me the desires of my heart. Melissa sang soprano with the Chuck Wagon Gang between and , then left the group to be with her children during their formative years. Come Home . In Harmony . Songs of Inspiration . A Grand Old Christmas  . Celebration . Old Time Hymns, Vol. Columbia Historic Edition . A Golden Legacy . Golden Gospel Greats, Vol. Jubilee . Christmas with the Chuck Wagon Gang. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
Download as PDF Printable version. Bahasa Indonesia Edit links. Into the Choir. Invisible Hands. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. Jesus Hold My Hand. Jesus Is Coming Soon.
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Moses Was the Man. Now the Day Is Over.Item is complete and in good shape with some slight wear or damage present. Case may have minor damage, such as a small crack. The Complete Recordings by Chuck Wagon Gang () out of 5 stars Audio CD. $ CD contains 15 songs: Sunshine in my Soul, Lead Me to Calvary, I am Thine O Lord, My Savior's Love, It 5/5(2).