Happy Birthday, Carlene! 

Born on this date (September 26) in 1955 to Grand Ole Opry sweethearts Carl Smith and June Carter of country music's first family, it wasn't long before Carlene Carter made her own name with her self-titled debut album in 1978.  Her 1990 album and single I Fell In Love earned her even more fans and a Grammy nomination.  Recent albums include Carter Girl (her acclaimed tribute to her family), Sad Clowns & Hillbillies with John Mellencamp, and The Carter Family Across Generations. 

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Carlene's Birthday Fundraiser for MusiCares! 

Friends Friends Friends! 

Yes it is my Birthday Month! 

And I would imagine my 65th wouldn’t be happening without the care and support that MusiCares provided me with in my recovery! 

At this point in time when so many of my peers and musicians are scratching to keep the lights on and survive this terrible pandemic we’ve gotta give a little and take care of each other.

These folks are good and know where and how to put donations to use! 

So please y’all! 

Share this post and if ya can send a little love towards the goal.

I love y’all and everybody stay safe.

Wear your masks.

Wash your hands.

Let’s take care of each other best we can.

We got music to make and lives worth living!

Here is the link to donate if you can:

Carlene's Birthday Fundraiser for MusiCares

My Momma passed away on this day 17 years ago... 

My Momma passed away on this day 17 years ago... it still feels like it isn’t real in some ways! 
I tend to have a running conversation it’s her in my head, and sometimes out loud! 
Mommie I love you always, you are the best person I have ever known.
We all miss you! Xoxo

Carlene and band home from tour! 

Carlene and the guys (Al Hill and Chris Casello) had a great time at their recent shows in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and Carlene wrote: "Let everyone know we are home from the tour safe and sound." Carlene was gone when the tornado hit Nashville, but she was fortunate that her home and loved ones were unharmed, and added: "I have nothing scheduled at the moment until Norsk Countrytreff in Norway July 11. Working on some new music!!!" Seen here at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon: Al, Carlene, Chris.

Carlene and her Grandma named Best of Madison-Rivergate! 

Well I’ll be!!! It’s the most unexpected honor! Dang! Thank you Madison. xoxox CC

The Madison - Rivergate Area Chamber Of Commerce 

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners of the Best of Madison-Rivergate awards, and thank you to the 1,000 people who voted! 
Below is a full list of winners: 
Best Place to Work: King's Daughters Child Development Center 
Best Customer Service – Restaurant: SideKicks Cafe 
Best Customer Service – Retail: Nest 615 Antiques & Vintage 
Best Customer Service – Retail: Miller's Florist 
Best Customer Service – Professional Services: Nashville Neck & Back 
Best Community Involvement: Madison and Rivergate lost and found pets 
Best Madison-Rivergate Neighbor: David McMurry 
Best Storefront: Nest 615 Antiques & Vintage 
Best Hair Stylist: Tara Spivey 
Best Nail Salon: Nails First 
Best Coffee Shop: SideKicks Café 
Best Healthy Food: Garden Fresh Food Market 
Best American Food: SideKicks Café 
Best Italian Food: Olive Garden 
Best Hispanic Food: Las Maracas Madison 
Best Asian Food: China Cottage Restaurant 
Best Southern Food: Cal's Country Kitchen 
Best Fried Food: Slow Burn Hot Chicken 
Best Steakhouse: LongHorn Steakhouse 
Best Soup/Sandwiches: Panera Bread 
Best BBQ: Whitt's Barbecue 
Best Pizza: Long Hollow Pizza & Pub 
Best Catering: The Go Go Gourmet 
Best Baked Goods: Sweet and Sassy Bakery 
Best Desserts: Sweet ‘n Sassy 
Best Breakfast: SideKicks Café 
Best Lunch Spot: Chef's Market 
Best Food Truck: Bang Bang Hibachi Grill & Sushi 
Best Bar: Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge 
Best Wine and Spirits: Madison Beverage Warehouse 
Best Dining Experience: Chef’s Market 
Best Romantic Dining: Olive Garden 
Best Place to Work Out: Planet Fitness 
Best Place to Meet New People: Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge 
Best Madison-Rivergate Landmark: Amqui Station and Visitors Center 
Best Local Photographer & Artist: Candice Raines 
Best Local Musician: Jeb Hart 
Best Local Singer: Carlene Carter 
Best Family Activity: Rivergate Skate Center 
Best Weekend Activity: Amqui Station Farmers’ Market 
Best Park: Cedar Hill 
Best Rental Venue: Amqui Station 
Best Entertainment Venue: Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge 
Best Retirement Community: Maybelle Carter Living 
Best Apartments/ Townhomes: Crossings at Madison 
Best Home Goods: Nest 615 Antiques & Vintage 
Best Grocery: Aldi 
Best Convenience Store: Thornton’s 
Best Gift Shop: Nest 615 Antiques & Vintage 
Best Women’s Apparel: Dillard's 
Best Men’s Apparel: Dillard’s of Rivergate 
Best Kids’ Apparel: The Children’s Place 
Best Formalwear: Street Tuxedo 
Best Shoe Store: DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse 
Best Eyewear: Pearl Vision 
Best Jewelry: Jared 
Best Florist: Miller’s Florist 
Best Pop-up Vendor: Kim Pharris – What You Bake of It 
Best Auto Dealer: Serra Chevrolet Buick GMC Nashville 
Best Sporting Goods: Academy Sports and Outdoors 
Best Retail Concept: Nest 615 Antiques & Vintage 
Best Place to Register for Wedding Gifts: Bed, Bath, & Beyond 
Best Store Mascot: Shop Cat from Nest 615 
Best Place to Learn Martial Arts: Master Green's Tang Soo Do 
Best Hearing Center: Ascent Audiology & Hearing Nashville 
Best Chiropractor: Nashville Neck and Back 
Best Pharmacy: Rams Pharmacy 
Best Physician: Russell Clark, FNP-C of Clark Family Practice 
Best Dentist: Dr. Mark Thomasson of Thomasson Dental 
Best Veterinarian: Mobley Veterinary Clinic 
Best Lawyer: Bill Beck, Beck & Beck Attorneys at Law 
Best Bank: Regions Bank 
Best Credit Union: Old Hickory Credit Union 
Best Financial Advisor: Ralph Ruby, Edward Jones 
Best Realtor (Commercial): Beck and Beck Real Estate 
Best Realtor (Residential): Ashley Morrison REMAX Elite 
Best Insurance, Car and Home: Paul Corley, State Farm 
Best Private School: Goodpasture Christian School 
Best Public School: Goodlettsville Middle School 
Best Day Care: Goodpasture Great Beginnings 
Best Mechanic: Community Garage of Madison 
Best Plumber: Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing Co. 
Best Electrician: Wm Massey Electric, LLC 
Best Moving Company: True Friends Moving Company Nashville 
Best Pet Grooming: My Puppy Parlor 
Best Cleaning Service: Servpro of East Nashville/Madison/Goodlettsville 
Best Non-Profit: King’s Daughters Child Development Center 
Best Civic Organization: Madison-Goodlettsville Rotary Club 
Best New Business: The Raines Collective

Carlene on "Nashville Demystified" podcast with Alex Steed 

Today we talk with the wonderful Carlene Carter. This is not an official installment of Music City Tales from the 1980s, though it’s strongly related. Let’s say that it’s a companion episode. 

Carlene Carter is a legendary singer with a career that spans over four decades. She has released a dozen albums on her own, and she has recorded as a member of The Carter Family. Over the past few years she has collaborated extensively with John Mellencamp.

Click to listen here: One time Carlene Carter was Awarded a Key to the Jail

Celebrate the Season with CC & Friends! 

Join us as we kick-off our Heritage Music Series with Carlene Carter & Friends for an evening filled with Music, Spirits, and Fun! Guests will enjoy a Southern Christmas grazing table & drinks with food by The Go Go Gourmet, MACC swag bags for all attendees, and 10% off at the MACC gift shop. The fun begins Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm. $40 per person. Seats are limited so make your reservations HERE!
Questions or to order by phone, call (615) 822-0789.