Chanteuse Country US nťe Deana Kay Carter, le 4 Janvier 1966 ŗ Nashville (Tennessee).
didn't begin her musical career until relatively late, Deana Carter managed to
defy conventional expectations and unexpectedly shot to the top of the country
charts upon the release of her 1996 debut, Did I Shave My Legs for This?
Carter's success was equally unexpected considering that she didn't quite fit
into the mold of a standard female contemporary country singer. Melding the
popular appeal of country chanteuses with folky singer/songwriters like
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Carter
racked up both positive reviews and healthy sales with Did I Shave My Legs
for This?, becoming one of the most pleasant success stories of the post-Garth
As the daughter of Nashville studio guitarist Fred Carter, Jr., Deana Carter grew up in a musical environment, and was exposed to a wide variety of music. Fred played guitar for a wide variety of musicians, including Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, and Simon & Garfunkel. The music of those artists would eventually seep into Deana's own style, which she hadn't yet formed when she initially tried to land a record contract at the age of 17. Despite her efforts and her father's assistance, Carter wasn't able to secure a deal, so she abandoned music to study nursing at the University of Tennessee. While she was a student, she continued to sing for fun, yet she didn't devote much energy to music.
After graduation, Carter worked in a few hospitals before deciding to pursue a musical career at the age of 23. Learning the guitar for the first time, Deana also began to write songs. For several years, she worked odd jobs as she continued to develop her songwriting skills and sing at Nashville nightclubs. Eventually, one of her demo tapes made its way to Willie Nelson, while another wound up in the offices of Capitol Nashville. Nelson, who remembered her from her childhood, was impressed with Carter's songs and asked her to perform at Farm Aid VII in 1994; she was the only female artist on the entire bill. Within a year, Capitol Nashville had signed Deana Carter to a contract.
Boasting six songs co-written by Carter, her debut album, Did I Shave My Legs For This?, was released to strong reviews in late summer of 1996. By the end of the year, the record had climbed to the upper reaches of the country charts and had made inroads on the pop charts, going gold in the process. Everything's Gonna Be Alright followed in late 1998. In 2001, Carter realized her dream of performing with her father on her holiday album, Father Christmas, which featured her dad on guitar. I'm Just a Girl, a recording that leans strongly toward adult pop, was released on Arista Nashville in 2003. The Story of My Life followed in 2005 on Vanguard. A second Vanguard release, The Chain, appeared in 2007.
Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Piano
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country, Country-Pop
Years in activity :
|07/1996||SP CAPITOL S7-19223 (US)||Strawberry Wine / Before We Ever Heard Goodbye|
|03/1997||SP CAPITOL S7-19510 (US)||Count Me In / Did I Shave My Legs For This|
|07/1997||SP CAPITOL S7-19646 (US)||How Do I Get There / Did I Shave My Legs For This|
|10/1997||CD CAPITOL 58672 (US)||Did I Shave My Legs For This / ?|
|08/1998||CD CAPITOL 58738 (US)||Absence Of Heart / Dickson County|
|12/1998||CD CAPITOL 58760 (US)||You Still Shake Me / Train Song|
|04/1999||CD CAPITOL 58774 (US)||Angels Working Over / Everything's Gonna Be Alright|
|11/1999||CD CAPITOL 58815 (US)||Carol Of Ther Bells / Boogie Woogie Santa|
|1995||CD PATRIOT 32533 (UK)||DID I SHAVE MY LEGS FOR THIS? - Angel Without A Prayer / Rita Valentine / I've Loved Enough To Know / I Can't Shake You / Are You Coming Home Today? / Did I Shave My Legs For This? / Turn Those Wheels Around / Graffiti Bridge / Before We Ever Heard Goodbye / We Share A Wall / Don't Let Go / Just What You Need|
|09/1996||CD CAPITOL 37514 (US)||DID I SHAVE MY LEGS FOR THIS? - I've Loved Enough To Know / We Danced Anyway / Count Me In / If This Is Love / Love Ain't Worth Making / Before We Ever Heard Goodbye / How Do I Get There / Strawberry Wine / That's How You Know It's Love / Did I Shave My Legs For This / To The Other Side|
|10/1998||CD CAPITOL 21142 (US)||EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT - You Still Shake Me / Ruby Brown / Absence Of The Heart / Brand New Key / Michelangelo Sky / People Miss Planes / Never Comin' Down / Make Up Your Mind / Colour Everywhere / Angels Working Overtime / Dickson County / Train Song / Everything's Gonna Be Alright|
|1998||CD BIG BAND CONCERT SERIES 77400 (US)||LIVE IN CONCERT - You Still Shake Me / How Do I Get There / Ruby Brown / Count Me In / Angels Of The Heart / Loved Enough / Dickson County / Brand New Key / The Train Song / We Danced Away / Did I Shave My Legs For This / Strawberry Wine / Everything's Gonna Be Alright|
|11/2001||CD ROUNDER 10496 (US)||FATHER CHRISTMAS - I'll Be Home For Christmas / Christmas Song / Merry Christmas Darling / Blue Christmas / Johnny's Snowman / Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow / Silent Night / Winter Wonderland / White Christmas / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas|
|08/2002||CD CAPITOL 36231 (US)||THE DEANA CARTER COLLECTION - Strawberry Wine / We Danced Anyway / Did I Shave My Legs For This, Count Me In / You Still Shake Me / Absence Of The Heart / How Do I Get There / People Miss Planes / I've Loved Enough To Know / Rita Valentine / Graffiti Bridge / Angel Without A Prayer|
|03/2003||CD ARISTA 67054 (US)||I'M JUST A GIRL - I'm Just A Girl / There's No Limit / You And Tequila / Me And The Radio / Cover Of A Magazine / Wildflower / Twice As Worth It / Eddie / Waiting / Liar / Goodbye Train / Girls' Night|
|03/2005||CD VANGUARD 79765 (US)||THE STORY OF MY LIFE - Girl You Left Me For / One Day At A Time / Ordinary / In A Heartbeat / Katie / Atlanta & Birmingham / She's Good For You / Not Another Love Song / Sunny Day / Getting Over You / Story Of My Life|
|10/2007||CD VANGUARD 79831 (US)||THE CHAIN - Crying / Help Me Make It Through The Night (with Kris KRISTOFFERSON) / Love Is Like A Butterfly (with Dolly PARTON) / The Boxer (with Harper SIMON) / Lay Lady Lay / The Weight / I'm Not Lisa (with Jessi COLTER) / Swinging (with John ANDERSON) / On The Road Again (with Willie NELSON) / Good Hearted Woman (with Shooter JENNINGS) / He Thinks I Still Care (with George JONES) / Old Man|
|05/2013||CD Capitol B 001840702 (US)||ICON - Strawberry Wine / We Danced Anyway / Count Me In / How Do I Get There / Absence Of The Heart / Did I Shave My Legs For This? / Angels Working Overtime / You Still Shake Me / People Miss Planes / I've Loved Enough To Know / Angel Without A Prayer|
|12/2013||CD Little Nugget ? (US)||
Southern Way of Life - You Canít Stay / Before You Left / I Know Better / Iíll Save My Love / I Donít Want To / Thatís Just Me / Waiting For You / I Barely Knew / Do Or Die (video and first single) / Southern Way Of Life
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