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Carlene Carter Is John's Special Guest On The 2015 Plain Spoken Tour
01.03.2015 - Carlene Carter is the special guest on all 80 shows of the Plain Spoken Tour. Carlene, 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, has been said to have been born into country music royalty. She prefers to think of herself, simply, as a Carter Girl which is the title of her current album on Rounder Records. She is a third generation member of the Carter Family whose pioneering recordings and songs were "ground zero" for American country and folk music.

Her music 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 hit songs 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 the Grammy nominated "I Fell in Love," "Come On Back," "Every Little Thing," and her own TV shows on VH1 and TNN.

Over the course of her career, she’s recorded rock, pop and R&B but has always returned to her Carter Family roots. Her credits in theater include Mellencamp's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the London West End production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and in the Nashville-produced musical Wildwood Flowers in which she starred in the role of her own mother. Learn more about Carlene on her website


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