Country music legend Carlene Carter performs on Nov. 21

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Country music legend Carlene

Carter will perform live with her Nashville

trio Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the

Sheppard Auditorium, 101 E. Hennick St.

Carter is a Grammy-nominated singer-

songwriter and is the 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.

Carlene’s own career started in the late

1970s when she went to England to record

her acclaimed self-titled 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 “I Fell in Love,” “Come

On Back,” “Every Little Thing” and her own

TV shows on VH1 and TNN.

Following her 2008 Stronger CD, which Elvis

Costello called “astounding,” Carlene Carter returned

in 2014 with a tribute to the timeless music

of her historic family that critics hailed as “a triumph,”

“masterpiece,” “an album for the ages”

and “really quite perfect.”

Wherever she performs, Carlene knows

that she is doing her part to honor those who

came before her, in her own way.

“From the day I first touched a guitar or

piano,” she recalls, “my mom said, ‘You

have to carry on the legacy of the Carter Family

music. It’s supposed to be passed on and

passed around.’” Nearly a century after their

first recordings changed the course of American

music that circle remains unbroken by

Carlene Carter.

Tickets for Carlene Carter are available

online at and locally

at Pine Coffee Supply, The Cowboy Shop,

Office Outlets, the Big Piney Library and at

the door the night of the performance. Ticket

prices are $20 for adults, $7 for students and

are $2 extra at the door.

This event is presented by the Pinedale

Fine Arts Council with support in part from

the Wyoming Arts Council through funding

from the Wyoming Legislature and the National

Endowment for the Arts.

For more information visit www. or call 307-367-7322.


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