- From Pikeville, Tennessee.
- Grew up singing in church. She was heavily influence by Southern Gospel music.
- 2003, began performing bluegrass music for the first time.
- 2006, formed her band Hard Rain, with Josh Miller (banjo), Kevin and Keith McKinnon (identical twins, mandolin and guitar respectively), Travis Anderson (bass) and Jamie Harper (fiddle).
- 2006, recorded first album Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain, produced by Jim Van Cleve (Rural Rhythm).
- 2009, released second album CHHR2 (Rural Rhythm).
- 2012, released solo project The Distance, produced by Steve Gulley (Rural Rhythm).