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Carlene Carter

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Carlene Carter offers always straddled the range between nation and rock and roll and followed her own route. Beginning her profession like a rock and roll singer within the middle-’70s, she became immersed in the brand new influx in the past due ’70s before growing as a fresh nation vocalist in the past due ’80s. Throughout everything, her music offers always infused origins music — whether nation or rock and roll & move — having a nervy, edgy energy. Carlene may be the girl of June Carter and Carl Smith, who divorced when their girl was simply two. June would regularly take her girl on Carter Family members tours, which intended that Carlene created a musical curiosity young. When she was 12, her mom married Johnny Money. Following the relationship, Carlene and her stepsister, Rosanne Money, became backup performers within the Carter/Money touring present. At age 15 she wedded Joe Simpkins and acquired a child; these were divorced within a couple of years. Carter signed up for college being a piano main in her past due teenagers, but she hardly ever graduated. At 19, she wedded Jack port Routh and acquired another child; these were divorced within 2 yrs. In 1978, she made a decision to pursue a musical profession, heading to LA where she received an archive agreement with Warner Bros. Her debut record, Carlene Carter, was a rock and roll & move record documented in London with Graham Parker’s support music group, the Rumour. The next calendar year, she released her second record, Two Edges to Every Girl, which highlighted support in the Doobie Brothers. That same calendar year she married vocalist/songwriter/manufacturer Nick Lowe, who was simply the co-leader of the brand new wave rock and roll & move revival music group Rockpile. Lowe helped Carter form her musical path in the first ’80s, and her third record — the brand new wave-inflected country-rock record Musical Forms (1980) — demonstrated the impact of Lowe, Rockpile, and Dave Edmunds. Even though recording was critically acclaimed, it had been a commercial failing. She adopted Musical Designs in 1981 with Blue Nun, which continuing to pursue a fresh wave-country path; like its forerunner, it was overlooked by record purchasers. Through the early ’80s, Carter was shut down from the united states community because she was surviving in Britain with Lowe. After Blue Nun, she halted recording, choosing to execute solo shows rather; she also experienced a starring part within the theatrical creation Pump Young boys and Dinettes. Carter and Lowe’s relationship collapsed within the middle-’80s and she came back towards the Areas, where she became area of the touring Carter Family members. In 1989, she started focusing on a return record with Howie Epstein, the bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. That same season, she performed a duet with Southern Pacific at the top 40 strike “Time’s Up.” Reprise agreed upon Carter in 1990 and she released her overdue 5th record, I Fell in Appreciate, later that season. I Fell in Like still had rock and roll influences, nonetheless it was a far more straightforward nation record than her prior albums, and nation radio paid interest. The record became popular and two singles, “I Fell in Appreciate” and “Seriously Back again,” climbed completely to number 3. Little Love Words, her 1993 follow-up (that was released on Large Information), was similarly successful; its initial single, “ALL THINGS,” was another number 3 hit. Little Works of Treason, her 1995 record, wasn’t as big popular as its two predecessors, nonetheless it still liked moderate achievement on the united states charts, along with a strikes collection, Hindsight 20/20, made an appearance in nov 1996. A number of personal and professional complications hit Carter at this time, compounded from the 2003 loss of life of Howie Epstein, with whom she’d become romantically included, accompanied by the passage of her mom, her sister, and her stepfather within the area of several months. Carter came back to carrying out when she became a member of the cast from the stage musical Wildwood Plants: The June Carter Tale, where she performed the part of her mom and sang many of the Carter Family members classics. A concert recording, Reside in London in the Marquee Golf club, premiered in 2005, and Carter came back towards the studio room with maker (and previous Doobie Sibling) John McFee to record the reaffirming return album More powerful in 2008. In 2013, Carter performed in the annual Plantation Help fundraising concert, and started a new studio room project with maker Don Was where she recorded a couple of traditional Carter Family members tunes in her personal style. The recording, Carter Girl, premiered in the springtime of 2014.

Quick Facts


Full Name Carlene Carter
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Joseph Breen, Nick Lowe, Jack Wesley Routh, Joseph Simpkins Jr.
Children Tiffany Anastasia Lowe, John Jackson Routh
Parents June Carter Cash, Carl Smith
Siblings Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Rosie Nix Adams, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash
Music Groups Carter Family
Music Songs Every Little Thing, I Fell In Love, Me and the Wildwood Rose, Baby Ride Easy, Come On Back, My Dixie Darlin', The Sweetest Thing, Unbreakable Heart, I Love You 'Cause I Want To, Troublesome Waters, Nowhere Train, He Will Be Mine, Little Black Train, Hallelujah in My Heart, Easy From Now On, Wastin' Time With You, Goodnight Dallas, The Leavin' Side, World of Miracles, Love Like This, Never Together but Close Sometimes, Something Already Gone, Come Here You, One Love, Appalachian Eyes, Tall Lover Man, I'm So Cool, Black Jack David, Heart Is Right, It Takes One to Know Me, Cry, The Winding Stream
Albums Carter Girl, Little Love Letters, Musical Shapes, I Fell in Love, Blue Nun, Little Acts of Treason, Stronger, Two Sides To Every Woman, C'est C Bon, Live From London, The Guest List, Carlene Carter, Hindsight 20/20, Every Little Thing, The Platinum Collection
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year
Movies Maverick


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#Fact
1 Mother of Tiffany Anastasia Lowe (b. February 23th 1972), with Joe Simpkins. Later, Tiffany was adopted by Carlene's third husband: Nick Lowe.
2 Grandmother of Lux Noah Darling and Luna Kai Darling (Tiffany's children with Noah Darling) and Jackson Maddox Routh and Anita Grace Routh (John's children).
3 Her son, John Jackson Routh (b. January 15th 1976), was once a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) and only won $1,000.00.
4 Older half-sister of Rosey Nix Adams and John Carter Cash. Stepsister of Rosanne Cash, Tara Cash, Cindy Cash and Kathy Cash.
5 Daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter Cash
6 Had a series of hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart in the early 1990s: "I Fell in Love" and "Come on Back" (both 1990) and "Every Little Thing" (1993).
7 Country singer who combines elements of rock in her music.
8 She is Johnny Cash's step-daughter.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 2010 Video performer: "If You're Ever In Nashville"
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 "Every Little Thing"
Doing Time for Patsy Cline 1997 writer: "Every Little Thing"
Signs of Life 1989 performer: "Cry" / writer: "Cry"
Easy Money 1983 "We Want Action"

Actress

Actress

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Outlaw Trail: Where Outlaw Legends and Outlaw Music Meet 2008 TV Movie
Maverick 1994 Waitress

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Winding Stream 2014 Documentary sincere thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Cash: American Rebel 2015 Documentary Herself
Farm Aid 2014 2014 TV Movie Herself
The Winding Stream 2014 Documentary Herself
CMT Insider 2008 TV Series Herself
American Music: Off the Record 2008 Documentary Herself
Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Maury 1997 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Herself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1996 TV Special Herself
Austin City Limits 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Herself
The Women of Country 1993 TV Movie Herself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Herself (1994)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991 TV Series Herself
Àngel Casas Show 1988 TV Series Herself
International Battle of the Pop Bands 1983 TV Movie Herself
Pop Quiz 1982 TV Series Herself
Get It Together 1980-1981 TV Series Herself - Guest
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1980 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Herself - Country Vocalist
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Herself

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Archive Footage

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Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 2010 Video Herself

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