GRAMMY Award winners Blind Boys of Alabama, Ricky McKinnie, Jimmy Carter and Ben Moore perform at during the 12th annual Americana Music festival at The Cannery on October 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.

GRAMMY Award winners Blind Boys of Alabama, Ricky McKinnie, Jimmy Carter and Ben Moore perform at during the 12th annual Americana Music festival at The Cannery on October 12, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.

When Jimmy Carter was a kid, he used to pray to God for one thing. Sight.

Carter was raised in terrible conditions at a school for blind children in Alabama during Jim Crow, but from a life spent in darkness grew his true talent: singing. At school, he met his first bandmates and they developed what would become the Grammy-winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama.

“As I grew up, I realized this is what God wanted me to do. This is why he didn’t give me my sight.

-Jimmy Carter

Carter, now in his 80s, is still recording and touring with the band.

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  • Jimmy Carter Founding member, The Blind Boys of Alabama

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