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
"Little Black Train"Official Video
"Me and the Wildwood Rose,"