- From Lenoir, North Carolina.
- Formed the first version of his band “The Ramblin’ Mountaineers” in 1934.
- Rose to prominence on radio station WHKY in Hickory, North Carolina.
- Was a disk jockey in Greer, South Carolina.
- 1942, worked for a year with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, playing fiddle. Left to join the Navy in 1943. After the war, he resumed playing with his own band.
- 1947, made first commercial recordings.
- 1957, his band became a full-blown bluegrass band with the Brewster Brothers providing the instrumentation.
- Called “The Father of Bluegrass Gospel Music.”
- Recorded more than 65 gospel albums, most of them on Starday Records.
- 1958, his “Gospel Quartet Favorites” (Mercury Records) was the first bluegrass gospel album.
- Specialized in a hard-core mountain style of bluegrass gospel singing.
- Died in 1995. Was still performing until his death at age 78.
- After Story’s death, mandolin player Danny Arms reorganized the band as Carl Story’s Rambling Mountaineers.
- 2007, was inducted into the IBMA’s Hall of Fame.
- A Life In Rural Music, Bluegrass, Gospel, And Mountain Music 1942-1959 (Bear Family) A 4-CD box set of Story’s most popular recordings.
- Bluegrass Gospel Collection (CMH, 2004)