Welcome to the website of Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Carlene Carter, daughter of country music legends June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family.

Carlene's own career started in the late 1970s when she went to England to record her acclaimed debut album (with Graham Parker and the Rumour), and Musical Shapes (with Nick Lowe and Rockpile).  She co-wrote hits for Emmylou Harris ("Easy From Now On") and The Doobie Brothers ("One Step Closer"), shared the Top 40 Pop duet "I Couldn't Say No" with Robert Ellis Orrall, then "came home to country" in the 1990s with hits like "I Fell in Love," "Come On Back," "Every Little Thing," and her own TV shows on VH1 and TNN.

Following her 2008 return with Stronger (which Elvis Costello called "astounding"), Carlene Carter is back again with a tribute to the timeless music of her historic family that critics have hailed as "a triumph," "masterpiece," "an album for the ages," and "really quite perfect."  But while she is now often referred to as an "Americana legend," she simply calls herself a Carter Girl.


USA Today Album of the Week

#1 Top Folk DJ Albums, #4 Song & Artist.

#3 UK Country Albums debut. #6 Americana Radio.

Billboard Top 40 Country Albums debut.

Best Americana Album of 2014 - Sylvie Simmons, MOJO.


Free download of the first single!





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Website background photo "Interlaken, Switzerland" by Carlene Carter.

Carter Girl CD on sale!

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See Carlene on the road, more on Calendar page!

  • 01/21/2015
    Morris Performing Arts Center - South Bend, IN
  • 01/23/2015
    The Louisville Palace - Louisville, KY
  • 01/24/2015
    Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts - Cincinnati, OH
  • 01/27/2015
    Ryman Auditorium - Nashville,, TN
  • 01/28/2015
    Ryman Auditorium - Nashville,, TN

Special Guest on 2015 John Mellencamp tour!

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Personal family items on display in Bristol, TN!