Carlene Carter is an American country singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of June Carter and her first husband Carl Smith. Carter has recorded twelve albums, primarily on major labels and has released more than twenty singles, including three top 3 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Her earliest solo recording was "Friendly Gates", a track included on her stepfather Johnny Cash's 1974 album The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me and credited under the name Carlene Routh. She released her debut album in the late 1970s, and in 1987 Carter joined with the singing trio The Carter Sisters, consisting of her mother June Carter Cash and June's sisters Helen and Anita Carter. Together, they formed a revived version of The Carter Family, and were featured on a 1987 television episode of Austin City Limits along with Johnny Cash.
Carter's career really took off with the album I Fell in Love, in 1990. The album and title song topped the US country albums and singles charts, respectively and was produced by musician Howie Epstein. Epstein helped Carter get her career back on track and three years later produced her follow-up record Little Love Letters, featuring the hit "Every Little Thing". Epstein and Carter were engaged in the mid to late 1990s but never married. Epstein died in 2003 of a suspected drug overdose.
C'est C Bon was her fifth album released in 1983 and was her last pop album before she switched to mainstream country music with I Fell In Love.
Meant It for a Minute, Heart to Heart, Third Time Charm, Heart's in Traction, I'm the Kinda Sugar Daddy Likes, Breathless, Love Like A Glove, Cool Reaction, Don't Give My Heart a Break, That Boy, One Way Ticket, Patient Love