Center Ridge is a small unincorporated community in Conway County, Arkansas, United States. Clifton Clowers lived in Center Ridge, Arkansas. He was the subject of the hit song Wolverton Mountain, written by Merle Kilgore and Claude King, and released in 1962. The song sold over twenty million copies. The song was later recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Two brothers born in Center Ridge, Conlan Carter and John Carter, became actors. Conlan Carter (born 1934) appeared in James Whitmore's The Law and Mr. Jones (1960-1962) and the World War II series Combat! (1962-1967), both on ABC. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role of "Doc" on Combat!. He subsequently left acting and became an airline pilot. John Carter (born 1927) continued to act in occasional roles into the new century.