Born in Nova Scotia, Canada Wilf Carter was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and yodeler who's popularity rivaled that of fellow Canadian, Hank Snow. At the age of fifteen Carter left home and traveled to Alberta where he worked as a cowboy and rodeo performer. In the early 1930s he also found work playing guitar and singing on Calgary, Alberta's CFCN station. It was at this same time his recording career began with RCA Victor. Not long after, while performing in New York on CBS Radio, Carter assumed the name Montanan Slim for his U.S. performances. Inspired by the vocalings of Jimmie Rodgers, Carter became one of the most successful yodelers in cowboy history and created his own technique called "the three-in-one-yodel." He wrote more than 500 songs and had one of the longest careers in country music.