Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs: Songs 40-21
At Last - Etta James
“Keep On the Sunny Side” has been around for more than a century, but was popularized anew in the 2000 movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” It was written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn, then recorded in 1928 by the Carter Family – from whom Johnny Cash’s wife June Carter Cash was an offspring. Blenkhorn was inspired to write the song by a disabled nephew who always wanted his wheelchair pushed down "the sunny side" of the street. It became the Carter’s theme song. Founder A.P. Carter's tombstone has a gold record of the song embedded in it.