Lowe married Carlene Carter - daughter of the country musicians, Carl Smith and June Carter Cash, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash
- in 1979. The couple divorced in 1990, but Lowe remained close to the Carter/Cash family, particularly Johnny Cash, who recorded several of Lowe's songs, including "The Beast In Me," which appeared on his 1994 album, American Recordings
. Lowe spoke to A.V. Club
about his relationship with Cash: "He was a fabulous bloke, and I miss him still - lovely, lovely guy. A handful, sure. Like all the best people are, he could be a handful. But he was a super bloke."