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"New Artist: Candi Carpenter Exclusive Interview"

"Here at Keepin’ it Country we love to introduce our readers to fantastic, undiscovered talent in country music. In Candi Carpenter‘s case, however, she’s been getting attention from all the right people for all the right reasons." -

"Music Mondays: Candi Carpenter"

Candi Carpenter may be a country artist, but her musical inspiration comes from a variety of genres. The rising star’s inspirational list includes Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Sting along with legends like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn. Candi’s emotional video for the track, “My Fault Too,” shows off her multifaceted musical inspirations thanks to its poignant lyrics filled with self-realization and introspection. It was shot in the remnants of a real-life burned down 1950s-style diner just outside of Nashville.

This ambitious performer actually set her sights on Nashville at just 15 years old. She left school and her hometown of Lansing, Michigan to pursue her dream of becoming a musician. That dream was sparked back in the sixth grade after Candi slipped a note to Vince Gill at his concert asking if she could yodel for him. He brought her up onstage and the young girl was hooked. She learned guitar as well as the harmonica and played all kinds of gig around Nashville, the ideal training ground for a girl brought up on country music. She even documented her journey via the web series, Candi Land. Candi has already appeared in videos for big-name artists such as Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, and Brooks & Dunn. We’re pretty confident Candi’s about to be the next big thing in country music and appreciate her conviction to her craft as well as her immense vocal talents. -


"My Fault Too" - Music video now playing on The Country Network. For local listings visit:



Candi Carpenter is "real, raw, captivating! Like nothing else out there now!"

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers says, "Candi Carpenter sounds like a star, looks like a star, writes like a star. Seems to me she is a star.” Nothing is more apparent than when Candi takes the stage playing guitar, harmonica, and singing with an energy that will move you and stop you in your tracks. With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Sting and The Police to Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, she has created a sound that is uniquely her own.

Candi left school to begin her professional career in music at the early age of fifteen, moving from her home town of Lansing, Michigan to Nashville, Tennessee where the stages of bars and honky tonk dives became her classroom. After living in a motel and paying her dues, she graduated to working shows with legends including Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Porter Wagoner, Michael W. Smith, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jim Glaser, Bill Anderson and many others. She learned to play guitar and harmonica, and entertain with the best of them. She’s been touring nationally for the past several years, and can also be seen regularly at well known songwriter venues like the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN and Kulak's Woodshed in Hollywood, CA.

No stranger to the small screen, Candi’s new music video for “My Fault Too” is currently in heavy rotation on The Country Network. The song’s powerful message inspire new fans to write her every day to share the impact the lyrics have had on their life. She’s been interviewed by Ralph Emery, and has appeared in Country Weekly Magazine. You may have heard her on 650 WSM being interviewed on Opry Backstage, The Bill Cody Morning Show, or the famed Midnight Jamboree. Look for her in music videos including Alan Jackson’s “Too Much of a Good Thing,” and playing guitar for Brooks & Dunn in their video for “Put a Girl In It.”

As a songwriter, Candi is working with some of the top names in the music industry. She has recently co-written songs with Grammy award winning and nominated writers including Bill Anderson, Bill Labounty, Bobby Tomberlin, Mickey Raphael and Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers. As her list of accomplishments grows, so does the enthusiastic interest from some of Nashville's top music industry professionals. Fans flock to her shows because she is honest and compelling. There is no doubt that big things are in store for Candi Carpenter in 2013.

Check out Candi's video EPK, and her new music video (with over 77,000 plays on YouTube) for "My Fault Too" using the links below!