We’re happy that Carlene Carter is a contender in quite a few GRAMMY categories thanks to her Carter Girl album that was produced by Don Was and released on Rounder. She’s qualified as a possibility for Best Americana Roots performance (“Black Jack David” duet with Kris Kristofferson), Best Americana album, Best Engineered Album, Non-classical as well as for Record of the Year (“Little Black Train”) and Album of the Year.

From the New Frontier Touring website.

Really hard to leave my paradise here at Hummingbird Hill:-( but.... ) off on an adventure of a life time to be a part of Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County! Look it up and if we're in a city near you come see us! Stephen King and John Mellencamp have really written an amazing stage show! Angels of protection sent my way are most welcome!
Love all y'all friends and family
Keep on the sunny side
Always xoxoxo


Carlene is "very excited" to be the Special Guest on the John Mellencamp Plain Spoken 2015 North American Tour, which will include 80 shows across the U.S. and Canada!  Carlene said that it is "an honor and a privilege" and "I'm thrilled to have been chosen to share the stage with one of America's greatest songwriters. He has a strong appreciation for our Carter Family roots, and of course he and my mom (June Carter Cash) were mutual admirers, as were he and 'Big John' (Johnny Cash)."  The tour starts January 21 and runs through August 4, 2015.  Click the picture for more info.


Can't stand it! What an honor tonight in Bristol as the 2 lady Mayors declared August 3rd forever be Carlene Carter Day. I cried:-) Thank you!!!


Me and my Joe Breen aka husband:-) Up and heading to LAX flying to Nashville then in to drive tomorrow to Asheville, NC for The Orange Peel w/ Jim Lauderdale on Friday! See you there I hope!

Also don't forget we'll be in Bristol, TN on 8/2 for Birthplace of Country Music Museum and 8/3 for Mountain Stage!

Grand Ole Opry on the 5th.

Chicago at City Winery 8/9.

And in Ann Arbor, MI 8/10.

It's going to be a great trip:-)!


From the Bristol Herald Courier: An all-star lineup of entertainers and events is scheduled during the grand opening weekend of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Ralph Stanley, Carlene Carter, Jim Lauderdale and others are scheduled to perform a series of free concerts Saturday, Aug. 2, in conjunction with the opening of the $10.5 million museum... On Sunday night, Carter is scheduled to join Twin City resident Doyle Lawson, Carter Family descendent Dale Jett and an unnamed special guest (Martina McBride) to record another edition of the “Mountain Stage” radio program at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Read the full article here.

Signed by legendary country singer Carlene Carter - with the inscription "Rock This Baby" - a Daisy Rock Guitars "Wildwood Artist" acoustic-electric model in Royal Blue Burst color. Plus, Carlene's new album (Rounder Records), Carter Girl, signed on the front with "Love Carlene." Click on the picture for more info or to bid!


Pic of the month! Me and my cuz Lorrie Carter Bennett at her son's wedding! We seldom do selfies:-)!!


My Momma passed away this day May 15th 2003
I think of her and miss her everyday
Such a light of love to so many people but to me I thought she hung the moon:-)
I love you Momma up in heaven !!

Happy Birthday Dear Grandma
Happy Birthday Dear Grandma
Happy Birthday Dear Grandma!
Happy Birthday to you!
Now everybody sing real loud so she'll hear you!!!
Miss her laughing smile and her constant love
I love you Grandma!!

COME ON BACK: Carlene Carter scores her highest rank on Top Country Albums in more than 20 years, as "Carter Girl" debuts at No. 40. She last charted higher with "Little Love Letters," which peaked at No. 35 the week of Aug. 21, 1993. She scored her best peak with 1990's "I Fell in Love" (No. 19). The daughter of the late June Carter and Carl Smith (June Carter's first husband; she was married to Johnny Cash from 1968 until her passing in 2003), Carlene Carter tallied three No. 3 Hot Country Songs hits in 1990-93: "I Fell in Love," "Come on Back" and "Every Little Thing."

OMG!!! Fantastico!!! Amazing!
I am so blessed!
(Thank you John B. for posting this on the Guestbook!)

I had a ball! One of my favorite things I did during launching week!

You can listen now on the link here: Live Lunch Listen

Great fun with my pal Elizabeth Cook at the SiriusXM studios! Sang a lot talked even more about EveryTHING!! She's so Great at what she does!! AND she's a real friend:-)



Listen to Carlene's complete interview and performances from this great night of stories and songs here: WSM Archives



Carlene's daughter Tiffany, brother and sister Dean and Lori Lynn Smith, Eddie Stubbs, Carlene and husband Joe. Photo copyright Vicki Langdon 2014.

Wow!! Our "Little Black Train" #1 added record in Americana radio!! Woohoo:-)!! So happy! Thanks all y'all! Thank you Rounder Folks! Thank you Randy Hoffman, Don Was and Bob Merlis, my people:-)

Daddy's Birthday today!! Carl Smith would have been 87! He was my hero! All around everything!
Miss him so much....

Oh My Goodness! "Little Black Train" 3rd most added record this week in Americana radio! I'm a happy woman! Thanks everybody that helped:-)

Get ready for release of "Little Black Train"! On iTunes 2/11. 1st song from April release of new CD "Carter Girl" from me :-)

God bless my Daddy Rip Nix
He passed on and my heart is so sad
He was an amazing Father to Rosey and me
All the memories of my childhood have him in constant presence
He gave Rosey and myself a solid security as our Daddy
Especially with momma being gone so much
He married momma in 1957 then they had Rosey in 58
From then on he loved me as his own child
every Sunday we would head to Grandma Nix's house for Sunday dinner
A lot of the time our cousin Lorrie Bennett was with us
Val and Todd our cousins always so much a part of our growing up
We played and played
I cannot find words to describe my sorrow today
RIP Daddy Rip Nix
Rose Bush was waiting to meet you in heaven I'm sure
Love Love Love

Here comes 2014!!! Love all y'all and hope you're as excited about it as I am!
xoxoxo Carlene and Joe

Me and Larissa Collins my art director!! Had a great time shooting pictures all day for my Carter Girl CD! Yeah!!


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More Info on Calendar!

  • 08/23/2018
    Minnesota State Fair - Minneapolis, MN
  • 08/24/2018
    Minnesota State Fair - Minneapolis, MN
  • 10/05/2018
    Wallenstein Theater - Big Bend Community College - Moses Lake, WA
  • 10/06/2018
    Granada Theatre - The Dalles, OR
  • 10/07/2018
    Tower Theatre - Bend, OR

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