Born in Monterey, California. Carrie is ("Behind The Mask"-1984). was married to Producer Dick Griffey had already had success with The Whispers when Carrie was asked to sing backgrounds on one of their albums for Don Cornelius' Soul Train label. Griffey was impressed by her natural singing style and her tall statuesque beauty.
He secured her an album deal with Soul Train Records and work began on her first release. The Whispers returned the favor and appeared on background vocals