Carlene Carter has been releasing music for almost four decades. The daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, she is the physical embodiment of the Carter Family in the 21st century. More recently, she’s been touring with John Mellencamp. That collaboration led to a new joint effort Sad Clowns & Hillbiliies. She duets with Mellencamp on the album, sings backup and plays guitar and autoharp. Her songwriting skills are heard on “Indigo Sunset” which she wrote with Mellencamp and on Damascus Road,” her own composition.