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Carlene Carter in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/13/2008

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Carlene Carter On Mountain Stage

Carlene Carter On Mountain Stage

Carlene Carter in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/13/2008

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Carlene Carter performed on Mountain Stage.

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Country singer and songwriter Carlene Carter is a third-generation member of country music's First Family. The Carters were extraordinarily prolific: Carlene's grandmother, "Mother" Maybelle Carter, along with A.P. and Sara Carter, cut some of the first commercially successful country music in the border town of Bristol, Tenn./Va., back in 1927.

SET LIST

  • "The Bitter End"
  • "Bring Love"
  • "Me and the Wildwood Rose"
  • "Ring of Fire"
  • "Stronger"

Those landmark sessions — and Bristol's rich history — are now preserved by the non-profit group The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, which invited Mountain Stage to record in Bristol for a third consecutive year. The daughter of June Carter and her first husband, rockabilly singer Carl Smith, Carlene Carter is heard here in a special appearance in the historic border city, where she performs selections from her first new record in 12 years, Stronger.

This segment originally ran Oct. 13, 2008.