Date:   3/27/2009

Carlene Carter, daughter of Country music royalty comes to Thrasher

 Carlene Carter, daughter of the legendary and beloved June Carter Cash and Country Music Hall of Famer Carl Smith, stepdaughter of the enduring Johnny Cash, and heir to one of the richest musical legacies of all time, will be performing on stage of the historic Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake on Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Long known as a
Nashville "wild child," the young Carlene Carter embarked on a series of ricochet romances, musical experiments, and headline-grabbing escapades that made her one of the most colorful characters in the country-rock pantheon. A stint in London resulted in marriage to rock star Nick Lowe and to her acclaimed 1980 album Musical Shapes, forerunner of a sound Nashville would come to embrace in the 1990s.

When her "party girl" era ended, Carlene returned to
Nashville. In the mid-80s, she joined her mother and aunts as a member of The Carter Family. Touring with the Johnny Cash Show, Carter embraced her country roots, and the prodigal daughter began to make her own records again, this time on Music Row. In the 1990s, she sailed to the top of the country charts with such jaunty tunes as the GRAMMY nominated "I Fell in Love," as well as "Come on Back," and "Every Little Thing."

Carter’s long-awaited current release, Stronger, represents a mature melding of her country and rock influences. Her witty personality, ready smile, and country-hip manner continue to endear diverse audiences.

Carlene’s career has occasionally sputtered through the emotional whirlwind of her existence, but she has confidently reclaimed her focus. She boasts a new love, new songs, a new record, a new sound, a new manager, a new booking agency, and a renewed outlook on life. For Carlene Carter, the past is the past. And today begins her Stronger future.

"Carter invests the music with the same impeccable country heartbeat and firebrand pop impulses that defined her earliest work while stirring in heartbreaking colors that can only come from maturity and reflection. may well stand as one of the best albums of this year." – Country Standard Time


Tickets for this special country/rock performance, supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and Aither State Farm Insurance are only $25 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling the office at (920) 294-4279.  Online tickets available at 


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