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||Give Me the Roses||Carlene Carter||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Me and the Wildwood Rose||Carlene Carter||4:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Blackie’s Gunman (feat. Elizabeth Cook)||Carlene Carter||4:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight||Carlene Carter||4:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Poor Old Heartsick Me||Carlene Carter||2:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Troublesome Waters (feat. Willie Nelson)||Carlene Carter||5:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lonesome Valley 2003 (feat. Vince Gill)||Carlene Carter||5:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tall Lover Man||Carlene Carter||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gold Watch and Chain||Carlene Carter||3:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Black Jack David (feat. Kris Kristofferson)||Carlene Carter||2:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow (feat. The Carter Family)||Carlene Carter||2:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
While Carlene Carter has benefitted from her family name, she’s also forever been haunted by it. The surname surely jumped her to the front of the line for aspiring country singers, but then the expectation levels were always unfair, and Carter was left to struggle with the weight of it all. For 2014’s Carter Girl, she addresses the legacy head-on, recording 11 songs written by members of her family and one original that reflects on her grandparents’ days before stardom (“Me and the Wildwood Rose.”) She updates the classic “Lonesome Valley” to include the deaths of her mother, June Carter, and stepdad, Johnny Cash; Vince Gill steps in to share vocal duties. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Elizabeth Cook make special appearances. But the true strength of the recording is in Don Was’ traditional-modern production. He brings in legendary rock-solid drummer Jim Keltner and pedal steel extraordinaire Greg Leisz to serve these songs fairly.
Buy this now; you’ll love it!
My family and I met Carlene and her husband this past summer at breakfast at a small Los Angeles hotel. We’re from Kentucky and everyone knows of Carlene’s Tennessee connections, so we got along great. They were some of the nicest people you would ever want to meet and we thoroughly enjoyed our chat. As we were checking out of the hotel, Carlene’s husband gave us five “Carter” t-shirts, which we’ve all worn repeatedly. I’ve always been a fan of the Carter family and the music they’ve made throughout the decades. They told us that Carlene was working on this album and I’ve been anxiously awaiting its release since summer. Well, this work does not disappoint. Masterful songwriting, playing and Carlene sings with a depth of emotion that sends shivers down one’s spine. This is real country and American music and the type that is sadly missing from contemporary country radio. So, do yourself a huge favor and purchase this now. I’ve been listening to it all morning and it just keeps getting better with each repeated listen. Congratulations to Carlene, her husband, family, and the team that created this very special music.
Always loved Carlene
Her true family roots:) love it recommend for all who follow Carlene and her music
Last Stop On Tour
In November, 2016, I met Carlene Carter for a few breif moments. After her performance, I had too.. This woman has an amazing soul, she touched mine.. Blew me away, in person & on stage. Her SouL is definitely one of a kind, she may be a Carter GirL, but Carlene is a true gift to the world.
Born: September 26, 1955 in Nashville, TN
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s