Art Carter

Art Carter

 Orlando, Florida, USA
BandCountryAmericana

Nashville & International Recording - Radio Artist - Soulful, Modern Country-Rock & Americana - Singer / Songwriter / Producer.

Biography

I have always had an interest in music and singing from as early as I can remember.... From singing in the shower, to singing in the car, to singing with bands, music and singing is like breathing to me...

For me not to sing is to stop living, and expressing one's inner soul and emotions.... Music and singing is food for my being, and a way to connect with people's hearts and emotions in a deep and profound way...

I have sung many different styles of music which include "Rock'n-Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Country, and Americana, etc.." I feel that each style of music has its own unique and good qualities, and that by having sung many different styles, it makes you well rounded, a better musician, singer, and performer in all forms of music....

I have found a home in the "Country-Rock and Americana" form of music, and I feel it is an "Honest Style of Music" that can be sung from the heart, and truly reflects some of the best qualities of "The American Spirit, Culture, and Values"...... It is real.....

I have opened for Country Legend Loretta Lynn (The Coal Miner's Daughter), as well as have been in the opening lineup for Nashville Artists & Canadian Band Emerson Drive.

I am a singer, a songwriter, arranger, and producer..... I write & record my own songs, many of which are on my music albums, as well as have produced my own music videos.

I hope to keep growing in the music business, to write and record more songs, to touch people's hearts, and have my voice and music heard around the world....

Art Carter...

Lyrics

20 Minute Train

Written By: Art Carter

20 Minute Train – Key of Cm – (by Art Carter)

(Sound of train whistle)

(Verse 1)
Heading down the road, you know I got a date…
She said, “Dinner’s at seven boy, don’t be late....
But if you’re not on time, you won’t get too far…
I’m gonna make you wish you stayed in your car”…

(Chorus)
Ooooooo 20 Minute Train…
The lights started flashing and the gates came down…
All I can do is sit and frown…
Ooooooo 20 Minute Train…
Has gone and messed up my life again...
All I can tell you is it ain’t no friend of mine…

(Verse 2)
The Boss said, “Son you gotta be on time...
And if you can’t do that you’re heading down the line…
Don’t think I’m harsh or too cruel…
But if you wanna work Son, that’s the rule”…

- (Chorus)

- (Music Break)

(Verse 3)
The Judge said, “Son be in court at nine...
And if I don’t see your face, you’re gonna pay a fine…
Because I’m willing to listen to what you might say…
But if you’re not on time boy, you’re gonna pay…

- (Chorus)

(Outro)
Ooooooo 20 Minute Train…
Ooooooo 20 Minute Train…
Has gone and messed up my life again...
All I can tell you is it ain’t…. no… friend…. of… mine…

(Sound of train whistle)

END

America I Believe In You

Written By: Art Carter

America I Believe In You – Key of F – (by Art Carter)

(Verse 1)
I Believe…. to be free…. is a gift that’s given from above…..
Liberty… don’t come cheap… it takes sacrifice and love….
Oh, the men and women who’ve gone before….
Who laid their lives down at freedom’s door…
I belie…e…eve… in America….. Oh, I...believe in you.…

(Chorus 1)
Founded on the principles of truth… and unalienable Rights…
Life, Liberty, and Happiness…. for this we are willing to fight!!

(Verse 2)
Old Glory Flies… Red, White, and Blue … Courage… Purity…. and Justice Through…
A belief… to be free… deep in the heart of you and me…
A star to represent every state….
United together as God has made…
I belie…e…eve… in America….. Oh, I...believe in you.…

(Chorus 2)
We the People of the USA… stand bound in one accord...
Indivisible with Brotherhood… the American Dream was forged!!

(Bridge)
We pledge allegiance to the flag.. One Nation under God… (Spoken)

Though we’ve seen some hard times, we’re much better by far…. (Sung)
On the wings of eagles, we will reach for the stars!!!

- (Verse 1)

I belie…e…eve… in America….. Oh, I...believe in you.…

END

People Will Talk

Written By: Art Carter

People Will Talk – Key of Bm – (by Art Carter)

(Verse 1)
There is something… That you ought to know…
It is happening… Wherever you go....
In Milwaukee, Orlando, and New York too…
Always the same… Whatever you do....
People smile when... They look in your eyes…
Turn your back and… They’re telling big li…es....

(Chorus)
People will talk, people will talk, people will talk about you…
People will talk, people will talk, people will talk though untrue…

(Verse 2)
Been going on… From the dawn of time…
The way it happens… Can blow your mind....
A whisper here and.... Comment there…
Over the phone… And through the air....
People smile when... They look in your eyes…
Turn your back and… They’re telling big li…es....

- (Chorus)

- (Music Break)

- (Chorus)
- (Chorus)

Blue..oooooooo

END

Butterfly

Written By: Art Carter

Butterfly – Key of F - (by Art Carter)

(Verse 1)
Beautiful Girl so fine... How can I thank you for being mine......
In my life… A love so pure… You’re the one that I adore…
Lonely man, empty heart… I saw your face, and from the start…
Something deep inside of me… Told me that I should… believe…

(Chorus)
In love.. Above… Can fall down upon you, like the rain…
And then.. You’ll find… Nothing else around you remains the same again…

(Verse 2)
Beautiful Girl so sweet... I never knew I’d ever meet....
Someone so kind… So warm.. So true… To spend my life, loving you…
Lonely man, empty heart… I held your hand, and from the start…
Something deep inside of me… Told me that I should… believe…

- (Chorus)

(Bridge)
With you… In my life…
Everything's right…. Holding me tight…
Now and forever…

- (Music Break)

- (Bridge)

(Verse 3)
Beautiful Girl so bright... You are my joy, and delight......
In my life… A love so pure… You’re the one that I adore…
Lonely man, empty heart… I saw your face, and fell apart…
Something deep inside of me… Told me that I should… believe…In you…..

I should… believe…
Believe…In you…..

END

You Won't Be Lonely Long

Written By: BOB DELLAPOSTA/STEVE WILLIAMS

YOU WON’T BE LONELY LONG – (Key of G)

(WRITERS - BOB DELLAPOSTA/STEVE WILLIAMS EMI PUB)

(VERSE 1)

YOU THINK IT’S GONNA BE A LONELY NIGHT AT HOME...
YOUR WAITIN’ ON THE RINGIN' OF THE TELEPHONE...
HE SAID GOODBYE AND HE HUNG UP..
LEFT YOU HANGIN' ON..
BUT AS SURE AS HE’S GONE...
YOU WON’T BE LONELY LONG...

(VERSE 2)

SO DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME THINKIN’ ‘BOUT THE THINGS YOU’LL MISS..
DON’T SIT ALONE CRYIN’ WHILE YOU REMINISCE...
SAY YOU’LL NEVER FEEL THAT WAY AGAIN...
GIRL YOU COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG...
BUT JUST AS SURE AS HE’S GONE..
YOU WON’T BE LONELY LONG...

(CHORUS)

NO LONGER THAN THE TIME IT TAKES ME TO DRIVE ACROSS TOWN..
RUN UP ON YOUR PORCH AND KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR...
NO LONGER THAN THE TIME IT TAKES YOU TO MAKE A TEAR DROP..
I’LL BE THERE BEFORE IT HITS THE FLOOR..

(VERSE 3)

HE HAD HIS CHANCE TO LOVE YOU ALL I WANT IS MINE..
AND THE TICKIN’ OF THE CLOCK IS KILLIN’ MORE THAN TIME...
THER’LL BE A HUNDRED JUST LIKE ME..
THERE BEFORE THE BREAK OF DAWN..
BUT JUST AS SURE AS HE’S GONE...
YOU WON’T BE LONELY LONG...

- (BREAK) OH NO GIRL... oooooo ooooo

- (CHORUS)
- (VERSE 2)

BUT JUST AS SURE AS HE’S GONE..
YOU WON’T....
BE LONELY LONG...
ON NO GIRL....
YOU WON’T BE.... LONELY... LONG...

Jesus And My Heart

Written By: Art Carter

Jesus And My Heart – Key of E – (by Art Carter)

(Chorus)
Oh Jesus, you and I, and my heart, together, for eternity…
You Jesus, are the light, in my life, for all to see...

(Verse 1)
King of Kings… And Lord of Lords…
How I worship... And adore you…
Son of God… And Son of Man...
Bright Morning Star… The Great I Am...
Please guide me, daily, become, part of me…
Holy, Spirit, come and, live in me!!….

- (Chorus)

(Verse 2)
Immanuel… And, Prince of Peace….
I praise your name... And I believe that….
You are the Christ… Who died for me…
You took my place… So I'd be free….
Please show me, truly, how I, can serve you….
Holy, Spirit, through me, sent by you!!….

- (Chorus

(Verse 3)
Son of David…And Abraham….
I give to you… All I am….
Lamb of God… The Holy One….
Blessed Messiah… Savior come….
Please teach me, to be, like you, in every way...
Holy, Spirit, fill me, everyday!!….

- (Chorus)

Oh Jesus, you and I, and my heart, together.... for eternity....

END

I'm Running

Written By: Art Carter & Steve Wert

I’m Running – Key of D – (by Art Carter & Steve Wert)

(Verse 1)
Movin’ down the road… The winds blowing in my hair…
It doesn’t matter, if I’m going… anywhere…
I hit the gas… Shift into gear…
Alone in my mind… Everything’s clear…

(Chorus)
Cause I’m A Running..….
I’m movin’ down the road…
Cause I’m A Running..….
Out of control…

- (Music Break) - short

(Verse 2)
Free as a bird now… I am climbing high…
Fire up the horses… Down the road I fly…
I scan the dial, for something to hear…
Alone in my mind… Everything’s clear…

- (Chorus)

- (Music Break) - longer

- (Chorus)

Out of control…
Out of control…
I’m A Running..….

1234 (Double time)

- (Music Break) – short

(Outro)
I’m A Running..….
I'm Movin’ down the road…
I’m running…
I’m running…
Out of control…
Out of control…

(Jam) - END

Discography

(MUSIC VIDEOS) -

(YouTube)

www.youtube.com/user/artcarter

Holding On (Full-HD)
I'M Running (Full HD)
Butterfly (Full HD)
America I Believe In You
Jesus And My Heart
Freedom Rains - Promo (Trailer)
You Won't Be Lonely Long
20 Minute Train

(TELEVISION, MOVIES, COMMERCIALS) -

(Music Licensing)

PUMP AUDIO --- http://pumpaudio.com/
JINGLE PUNKS - http://www.jinglepunks.com/
SYNCHUP ------- http://www.synchup.net/

(OPENING ACT or OPENING LINE UP) -

Loretta Lynn "The Coal Miner's Daughter" - Silver Springs, FL. - http://www.silversprings.com/
Emerson Drive - Sanford, FL. - Thunder In The Streets ----------- http://sanfordchamber.com/

(SONGWRITING and AWARDS) -

(Hooked in 60 Seconds - Pure Country - Contest)

20 Minute Train - Took 1st Place - http://hookedin60seconds.com/contests/showcontest/720

(Billboard 16th annual World Song Contest)

20 Minute Train & People Will Talk - Top 500 "Honorable Mention" - http://billboardsongcontest.com/

(MAGAZINES and EDITORIALS) -

01/16/09 - Orlando Sentinel - http://www.orlandosentinel.com/
12/16/08 - The Muse's Muse - http://www.musesmuse.com/
12/15/08 - Country Weekly -- Listen Up! - http://www.countryweekly.com/

(Radio)

(TSP) Triplestrand Productions

Songs from Art’s New CD "Freedom Rains" and debut CD “Art Carter UNBOUND” have gotten and been getting, major airplay from radio stations around the world.

http://www.triplestrandproductions.com/tspchts.pdf
http://www.triplestrandproductions.com/

12/27/07 - Art Carter (Bob Dellaposta) "Somebody Stop Me", Picked #1 "Country Legends In The Making - Show 67 " Series 2 Dec 27th 2007 - "TSP Best of 2003-2007 Count-Down Show"... :)

http://www.tspcountryradio.com/playlists.html
http://www.tspcountryradio.com/shows.html

(GCR) Great Country Radio

03/01/08 - The GCR 2007 Artist of the Year & FIRST inductee of Independent Artists National Hall of Fame: Art Carter

http://www.greatcountrynow.com/halloffame1.htm
http://www.greatcountrynow.com/

(Clear Channel Radio)

http://www.clearchannel.com/Radio/

(Red Hot Spotlight - Clear Channel WIKX-92.9 FM–Kix Country, Port Charlotte, FL.)

12/31/08 - Art Carter "20 Minute Train" -------- Picked #8 "The 2008 Red Hot Spotlight."
12/31/07 - Art Carter "Southside of My Heart" Picked #7 "The 2007 Red Hot Spotlight."

http://www.wikx.com/pages/davedarrel.html
http://www.wikx.com/main.html

(Added to Clear Channel Radio)

Art Carter "20 Minute Train"
http://www.wikx.com/cc-common/artist_submission/player.html?art=187703

Art Carter "Next To You"
http://www.wikx.com/cc-common/artist_submission/player.html?art=74999

Art Carter "Somebody Stop Me"
http://www.wikx.com/cc-common/artist_submission/player.html?art=46075

http://www.clearchannelmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/all.html?gen=5

ECMA Charts (European County Music Association)

01/22/10 - Art Carter "You Won't Be Lonely Long" #2 in United Kingdom
03/25/09 - Art Carter "20 Minute Train.........." #7 in Austria
01/29/09 - Art Carter "20 Minute Train"........." #6 in Norway & #9 Denmark
01/19/09 - Art Carter "20 Minute Train"........." #2 in Austria & #9 United Kingdom
10/23/07 - Art Carter "Drivin' Me Crazy.........." #8 in Poland
03/29/07 - Art Carter "Southside of My Heart" #6 in Ireland
01/16/07 - Art Carter "Somebody Stop Me....." #6 in Norway
12/28/06 - Art Carter "Somebody Stop Me....." #2 in Malta
11/14/06 - Art Carter "Somebody Stop Me....." #6 in Norway

http://www.europeancma.com/chart.htm

CDs - Art Carter "Freedom Rains" & "Unbound"

Modern-Country-Rock & Americana

To hear additional samples of songs, go to:

www.artcarter.com
http://www.myspace.com/artcarter3

(Purchase CD)

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/artcarter2
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/artcarter

Set List

Songs from "Art Carter Freedom Rains" CD:

20 Minute Train
America I Believe In You
Butterfly
Holding On
I Can't Stay Good
I'm Running
Jesus And My Heart
People Will Talk
Two Hearts Are As One
You Won't Be Lonely Long

Songs from "Art Carter Unbound" CD:

Somebody Stop Me
Next To You
I Can And I Will
All I Want I A Living
The Dream
Drivin' Me Crazy
Last One To Know
Southside Of My Heart
Tomorrow Today
Nothing But Trouble

Sets approximately 45-60 Min.

Some additional songs we play:

Abilene On Her Mind - Buddy Jewell
All My Ex’s Live In Texas - George Strait
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight - Hank Williams Jr.
Amie - Pure Prairie League
Baby Hold On - Eddie Money
Back In The USSR - Beatles
Blue Skies - Willie Nelson
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Brooks & Dunn
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
Come On Lets Go - Ritchie Valens
Come To Pop