Carter Girl is the first album of new recordings this decade from Americana legend Carlene Carter. Produced by Don Was, Carter Girl is, in a very literal way, Carlene's personal homage to the Carter Family legacy that both underpins so much of America's music and is part of her own DNA. The album revisits both classic Carter Family repertoire as well as original songs that reflect Carlene's direct connection to her roots. Willie Nelson guests on "Troublesome Waters" and Kris Kristofferson joins Carlene on "Black Jack David" while the unmistakable voice of Vince Gill is heard harmonizing on "Lonesome Valley 2003." "Blackie's Gunman" is a duet with Elizabeth Cook, whom Carlene likes to think of as her "adopted sister." Carter Cousin Lorrie Carter Bennett and Carlene's husband, Joe Breen, also make vocal contributions to Carter Girl. Musicians on the sessions included Jim Keltner, Rami Jaffee, Greg Leisz, Sam Bush, Mickey Raphael, Blake Mills as well as Don Was on bass. The guitar of the late 'Cowboy' Jack Clement is heard on "Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow" and there are vocal contributions from generations past -- Carlene's aunts Helen and Anita Carter as well as her mom, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash on the chorus of "I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow"-- that make Carter Girl an evocative collection, bringing music history to life for contemporary listeners.