Sunday, November 25, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Carlene Carter
Song:Every Little Thing
Carlene Carter is country music royalty. But her music was a mix of country and rock. And now she's on the comeback trail. She was born Sept. 12, 1955 in Nashville to country music legends June Carter & Carl Smith. They divorced when she was two and mom would take Carlene on the Carter Family tours. June married Johnny Cash and Carlene and stepsister Roseanne Cash sang backup on tour. Carlene went through two marriages and had two kids by her early 20s. She signed with Warner Bros. in 1978. I guess the intention was to turn her into a country music superstar but she went to England and worked with Dave Edmunds and married his buddy Nick Lowe. Her music reflected that influence and was probably more rock than the record company wanted. Her marriage ended and Carlene went back to touring with the Carter Family. She met Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein and he got her recording again. The music was more country than her previous recordings and she had more success. Every Little Thing was from the 1993 CD Little Love Letters and was a top five country hit. Carlene last recorded in 1995 and she has had some personal issues. This 1996 comp covers her career very well. But she has a new CD coming in March 2008 from Yup Roc Records called Stronger and it's produced by her brother John Carter Cash. It should be interesting to see what she comes up with. Here's the video for Every Little Thing by Carlene Carter.