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
Tickets for Carlene Carter are available
online at pinedalefinearts.com 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.
pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322.