The Carter Family was one of the pioneering groups in country music, and their influence can still be heard in the genre today. Their 1927 recording sessions for Victor Records in Bristol, Tennessee, are considered by many to be the "big bang" of country music, and their songs have been covered by countless artists over the years.

"American Epic: The Best of the Carter Family" is a compilation album that features some of their most well-known songs, including "Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By)," "Wildwood Flower," and "Keep On the Sunny Side." The album offers a glimpse into the early days of country music and the impact that the Carter Family had on the genre. Their simple yet powerful songs, sung in close harmony, are a testament to the enduring appeal of traditional country music.