Carlene Carter (born Rebecca Carlene Smith; September 26, 1955) is an American country singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of June Carter Cash and her first husband, Carl Smith.
Between 1978 and the present, Carter has recorded 12 albums, primarily on major labels. In the same timespan, she has released more than 20 singles, including three No. 3-peaking hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
In 2014, she released her tenth studio album Carter Girl for Rounder Records. The album features 12 tracks written or co-written by members of The Carter Family: 10 pre-existing songs and two new originals. Carter Girl received universal acclaim and includes collaborations with Elizabeth Cook, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson and Carter Family members Lorrie Carter Bennett, Helen Carter, Anita Carter, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash.
Carter was the opening act on John Mellencamp’s 80-date Plain Spoken tour in 2015. Additionally, Carter collaborated extensively with Mellencamp on his 2017 album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, providing vocals on five tracks as well as writing one (“Damascus Road”) and co-writing another (“Indigo Sunset”).
This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title. We’ll feature music from Rob Thomas, Martina McBride, Carlene Carter, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Harry Chapin, Marvin Gaye, Kiss, Bruce Springsteen and much more across the tracks and genres.
Carlene Carter (born Rebecca Carlene Smith; September 26, 1955) is an American country singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of June Carter and her first husband, Carl Smith.
Between 1978 and the present, Carter has recorded twelve albums, primarily on major labels. In the same timespan, she has released more than twenty singles, including three No. 3-peaking hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Her solo recording career had begun in the late 1970s with her eponymous debut album. In 1979, during a concert at New York‘s Bottom Line, she introduced a song about mate-swapping called Swap-Meat Rag, from her album Two Sides to Every Woman, by stating, “If this song don’t put the cunt back in country, I don’t know what will.” Johnny Cash and June Carter were in the audience, unknown to Carlene. The comment was quoted widely in the press, and Carter spent much of the next decade trying to live it down. (Source: Wikipedia)
||Come On Back
||I Fell in Love
||Every Little Thing
||The Sweetest Thing
||Time’s Up (with Southern Pacific)
||I Love You ‘Cause I Want To
||Do It in a Heartbeat
||Something Already Gone
||Love Like This
||I Couldn’t Say No (with Robert Ellis Orrall)
||Baby Ride Easy (with Dave Edmunds)
||He Will Be Mine
||Never Together (But Close Sometimes)
||Love Is Gone
||Ring of Fire
||Oh How Happy
||Do Me Lover
||Heart to Heart
||Sweet Meant to Be
||Lies (with Clarence Clemons)