Carlene Carter : Stronger

carlene_carter_stronger.jpgCarlene Carter paves a new path for herself on Stronger.

Like phoenix rising from the ashes, Carter overcomes personal pain and tragedy to deliver the goods on12 forceful, upbeat tracks. Opening with the straight-ahead country swinging, "The Bitter End," Carter does her Carter Family heritage proud, singing with an offbeat confidence that is both haunting and alluringly real. The breezy, wistful "Why Be Blue" contains soaring choruses and intricate instrumentation via the multi-talented John McFee.

Produced, engineered and mixed by McFee, Stronger envelopes through the sturdy songwriting tales of Carter on both "To Change Your Heart" and "Bring Love." All is not serious, and "I’m So Cool" finds Carter poking fun at herself and anyone with bragging ego rights. Shining brightly through the darkness on tunes "Spider Lace" and "On To You," Carlene Carter relishes the chance to make her days and music Stronger with every experience and listen.     

Stronger is out now on Yep Roc.