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Carlene Carter

February 18, 1992 OH217 42 min.


Singer-songwriter. Born September 26, 1955. Real name: Rebecca Carlene Smith, daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith, granddaughter of Maybelle Carter. Her recordings include “I Fell in Love,” “Come on Back,” and “Every Little Thing.”

Interview Summary

1992 February 18
(42 minutes)
Country singer Carlene Carter talks about the development of her career. Discussion includes her family’s musical heritage; memories from traveling with the Carter Family as a child; development of her songwriting; development of her music career and balancing her country and rock interests; working with the Carter Family; her early career vs. the direction of her career in the early 1990s; and the decision to use the name Carter instead of Smith.

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