Wildwood Flower Popular Country Guitar Instrumenta for over 70 years

Wildwood Flower a Guitar Song Popular for more than 70 Years

Few Guitar Instrumentals have remained popular for over 70 years. Wildwood Flower was written in the 1800s as a Vocal. The song had been passed down from Mother to Daughter through the Generations. The Subject material in Wildwood Flower makes it a song for women to sing. In 1929 The Carter Family Recorded this Folk Song. Maybelle Carter took a Guitar Break on the Song. After Maybelle Carter took her Guitar Break on the Recording of Wildwood Flower, the song became a Country Music Guitar Standard, and the song was seldom sang again.

Maybelle Carter played some Great Guitar and Auto Harp. Her Guitar Playing was so good that she established Wildwood Flower as a Guitar Instrumental that has been played by the Best Country Guitar Players for over 70 years.

Merle Travis had a top 10 Country Music Recording of this song in the 50s with the Hank Thompson Western Swing Band. The Merle Travis Recording with the Hank Thompson Band has been one of the very few Guitar Instrumentals that has ever made the Billboard Top 40 in Country Music.

Chet Atkins Recorded Wildwood Flower. Many of the best Nashville Guitarist have recorded Wildwood Flower.

On MP3 COM the song Wildwood Flower has been at the top of more than one Sub Genre Top 40 Chart. It’s a song that is so beautiful that people continue to play it when they see it on MP3 COM.

When I was a boy living in the Ozarks if someone played the Guitar they had better know how to play Wildwood Flower or they would only play once for an audience. In the Ozarks everyone who played the Guitar was expected to play this beautiful folk Song that Maybelle Carter Popularized as a Guitar Instrumental.

Few Guitar Players in the world have ever played a song so well that the song was changed from a Vocal to an Instrumental. This shows what a great Guitar Maybelle Carter has been. Maybelle’s Daughter, June Carter Married Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash admired the Guitar Playing of Maybelle Carter so much that he had “The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle” booked to tour with him in the 60s.

The influence of The Carter Family is Legendary in the annals of Folk and Country Music., Maybelle Carter Became a Guitar Legend when she took her Guitar Break on the Carter Family Recording of Wildwood Flower in 1929.

By Robert Lee Johnson
The Guitar Man
And The Dobro Man


The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Do not include any spaces in your answer.
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Contact | Contents | Privacy Policy | Forum

Copyright © 1999 - 2023 , All Rights Reserved.

Affiliate Notice: As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.