AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) – CSRA music legend and former WJBF News Channel 6 show host Flo Carter made history.
For more than 80 years Carter has been performing Jazz and Gospel, but on Saturday the local legend debuted her very first music video. WJBF News Channel 6’s Stefany Bornman has legendary performer’s reaction to the turning point in her career.
“It makes you cry, it makes you laugh. It’s just got everything in it,” said Flo Carter’s oldest daughter, Cookie Dodson.
A life-long musical career came down to the very moment, when the legendary Flo Carter unveiled the music video for her song “This Train.”
“It is so exciting. I said is Elvis in the building or has he just left?” Carter told WJBF News Channel 6.
At only 5-years-old she started singing. Carter says the music video has been a long time coming and filming it was truly a family affair.
“When my grandson finally got ahold of it and they ran with it, and it’s just beautiful to me it’s a movie of the family and to me it’s a tribute to God. He made it possible for us,” Carter said.
“Well what it’s done is, it’s brought a lot of people together and some people we haven’t heard from in a long time and that momma hasn’t seen in a while.” Dodson told WJBF News Channel 6.
Flo Carter’s grandson, Bryan Williams, directed the video and he says during filming something even bigger than his grandmother’s very first music video happened.
“On the first day we actually started filming. We filmed in a graveyard where her husband, my grandfather, was buried and realizing it was the same day that he passed away and we had no idea. This is the same day he died 6 years later, and here we are out there, and we just knew he’s behind it. So he was going to help us do a good job with it,” said Williams, who co-owns Bryton Entertainment, Inc.
“It’s been a community affair, a God affair, and a love affair,” Carter said.
WJBF News Channel 6 asked Flo Carter what the next step in her career is and she says for now she’s just planning on a relaxing beach trip with her family.
Watch the full music video below: