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John Carter
Everything I Want
This Arkansas native has performed hundreds of shows, from the honky-tonks in Nashville to mammoth-size clubs throughout the Southeast. After spending 11 years in the Marines as a helicopter door gunner, John made a life-changing decision to leave the service and move to Nashville to pursue a country music career. Recently, he teamed up with members of Toby Keith’s Easy Money Band to record his newest song, “Everything I Want.” And the single had a an immediate impact. “At clubs, fans sang along like they had heard it a zillion times,” beams John. “I thought, “‘This is a hit!’”

About “Everything I Want”
Written by Bryan Simpson, Wade Kirby and Ashley Gorley. For more on John, go to myspace.com/johncartercountry.



- Country Weekly


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Here John: Newcomer John Carter poses with the Country Aircheck staff after a three-song set that included his debut single "Everything I Want." The former Marine and Arkansas native is gearing up for CRS 2010, where he'll play Cadillac Ranch next Thursday (2/25). Pictured (l-r) are CA's Jeff Green and Lon Helton, Triple 7 PR's Tanya Taylor, CA's Erin Duvall and Lauren Tingle, Carter, pickers Shane Sutton and Kelly Shoenfield and CA's Mary Forest Findley and Chuck Aly. - Country Aircheck


JOHN CARTER TO PERFORM DURING CRS SHOWCASE AT CADILLAC RANCH ON THURSDAY, FEBRURARY 25 AS PART OF HOLLEY•GUIDRY PRESENTS “A STARRY STARRY NASHVILLE NIGHT”

Carter To Include Live Debut Performance Of “Everything I Want”

Nashville, TN – February 16, 2010 – John Carter, Nashville’s up and coming country music artist, is tapped to be the featured artist to perform at the HOLLEY•GUIDRY presents "A Starry Starry Nashville Night" CRS Party at Cadillac Ranch on Thursday, February 25. Carter will take the stage at 10:30pm and will include the debut of his new single “Everything I Want” during his showcase. The single is steadily increasing spins on radio, particularly from his hometown of Conway, AR to Sweetwater, TX, across Oklahoma and Iowa and down in Georgia and Alabama.

Towering at 6’5” tall, Carter’s voice is just as big as his stage presence. He recorded his debut single “Everything I Want” with members of Toby Keith’s Easy Money Band and worked with producer Josh Bertrand (member of Easy Money Band) and Kelly Schoenfield (Martina McBride, Tracy Lawrence). “This song is up-tempo/rocking country music,” says Carter. “It talks about the girl that every guy drops his jaw for, but knows that she would never be approved of by mom or the preacher.”

Carter will also perform “All Kinds of Beautiful,” for which he recently completed a music video. “This is one my favorite songs. I grew up on harmonies while singing with my family in church when I was a kid and this song really delivers,” says Carter.

Carter spent 11 years in the Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic on the CH-46E and manned the 50-caliber machine gun during flights before launching his singing career. When not working on his music, Carter is very active in community service with Musicians on Call and the Nashville Humane Society, as he’s rarely without his rescued black lab Archie. Carter is also an airplane mechanic who works on private jets and does inspections for airlines like Jet Blue, Air Canada and Delta.

For more information, please visit www.johncartermusic.com and www.crb.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicole Pope Gaia , Triple 7 Public Relations
Email: Nicole@triple7pr.com / Phone: 615-254-9389



- Triple 7 PR


http://www.newmusicweekly.com/news2.php?a=3663

JOHN CARTER FEATURED PERFORMANCE DURING CRS

JOHN CARTER TO PERFORM DURING CRS SHOWCASE AT CADILLAC RANCH ON THURSDAY, FEBRURARY 25 AS PART OF HOLLEY•GUIDRY PRESENTS “A STARRY STARRY NASHVILLE NIGHT”

Carter To Include Live Debut Performance Of “Everything I Want”

Nashville, TN – February 16, 2010 – John Carter, Nashville’s up and coming country music artist, is tapped to be the featured artist to perform at the HOLLEY•GUIDRY presents "A Starry Starry Nashville Night" CRS Party at Cadillac Ranch on Thursday, February 25. Carter will take the stage at 10:30pm and will include the debut of his new single “Everything I Want” during his showcase. The single is steadily increasing spins on radio, particularly from his hometown of Conway, AR to Sweetwater, TX, across Oklahoma and Iowa and down in Georgia and Alabama.

Towering at 6’5” tall, Carter’s voice is just as big as his stage presence. He recorded his debut single “Everything I Want” with members of Toby Keith’s Easy Money Band and worked with producer Josh Bertrand (member of Easy Money Band) and Kelly Schoenfield (Martina McBride, Tracy Lawrence). “This song is up-tempo/rocking country music,” says Carter. “It talks about the girl that every guy drops his jaw for, but knows that she would never be approved of by mom or the preacher.”

Carter will also perform “All Kinds of Beautiful,” for which he recently completed a music video. “This is one my favorite songs. I grew up on harmonies while singing with my family in church when I was a kid and this song really delivers,” says Carter.

Carter spent 11 years in the Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic on the CH-46E and manned the 50-caliber machine gun during flights before launching his singing career. When not working on his music, Carter is very active in community service with Musicians on Call and the Nashville Humane Society, as he’s rarely without his rescued black lab Archie. Carter is also an airplane mechanic who works on private jets and does inspections for airlines like Jet Blue, Air Canada and Delta.

For more information, please visit www.johncartermusic.com and www.crb.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicole Pope Gaia , Triple 7 Public Relations
Email: Nicole@triple7pr.com / Phone: 615-254-9389 -- STS


Website: www.johncartermusic.com
Triple 7 Public Relations
Nicole Pope
615-517-1960
nicole@triple7pr.com - New Music Weekly


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Interview with John Carter
Category: Music
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Interview with John Carter

Ch.L.: Country Music has many new fans in Europe, who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who'se never seen or heard you before.

J.C.: I am a very laid back, easy going person. A lot of times I surprise people that get to know me as a person first. They see a total different person on stage. I'm very energetic and demand a lot of audience interaction at live shows. I like driving/rocking country music and when we slow it down, I really feed off of harmonies and strong lyrics.

Ch.L.: How was the last year for you? What were the highlights?

J.C.: The last year has been a growing process. I went from touring the southeast club circuit to filming my first video and planning my first radio release. Things are really coming together now and it's taken many years of hard work to get everything ready. I also started working with Musicians on Call last year doing performances for not so fortunate people of Nashville and have organized some really substantial donations to the Nashville Humane
Society.

Ch.L.: Your current single is being played by radio. What do you thing is special about this song that makes people what to hear it?

J.C.: "Everything I Want" is up-tempo/rocking country music. It talks about the girl that every guy drops his jaws for but knows that mom or the preacher would never approve. It starts out kind of mellow with a banjo playing and then "wham" it kicks into high gear on the second verse.

Ch.L.: What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

J.C.: My show is always high energy and I always engage the crowd in some way. I try to get in the crowds comfort zone and help them open up/have fun. My band always has top notch players with great harmonies. It brings a really full sound to on most occasions a 5 piece band.

Ch.L.: What kind of songs do you like to record the most?

J.C.: Songs that speak to women. Upbeat, mid-tempo, or slow they always as sang to or about a woman. Strong ballads with lots of harmonies and the up tempo songs have an rock music edge to them.

Ch.L.: Fans are always hungry for good road stories. Do you have one you can tell?

J.C.: Well, my band will not let me drive much anymore. I don't really pay attention to the road like I should. One time, we had half of our gear stolen after a show in Cincinnati and didn't realize this until noon the next day as we were headed to a show in Illinois. We had to stop at Guitar Center along the way and run up a few credit cards, but still made the next show.

Ch.L.: Who do you look up to musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

J.C.: My music roots run deep with some of the older groups like Oak Ridge Boys, Gatlin Brothers, Ronnie Milsap, and Alabama. I always listened to them on 8 track tapes in my parents room as a kid.

Ch.L.: If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

J.C.: I would say today that a lot of people are getting these amazing opportunities with huge record deals from reality TV and it's terrible because mostly just wasted time and effort. I don't see any longevity in these kind of deals. There are so many hardworking/talented artists that never get that chance. I think someone who really has the dream will treat the opportunity a lot more seriously.

Ch.L.: What inspired you to become an artist?

J.C.: I always loved to sing for as long as I can remember. It wasn't until I learned to play guitar in the Marine Corps while aboard ship that I considered trying it as a profession. I started a band while in the Marines and I haven't stopped since. I just totally fell in love with performing.

Ch.L.: What's unique about you that differentiates you from other artists?

J.C.: Well, I am probably taller than 99 percent of country music artists out there!

Ch.L.. What message would you like to send your European fans?

J.C.: I would like to say thanks to all the Country Music fans in Europe that love country music enough to come all the way to the Nashville and hang out with us at the CMA fest. I had a few people from Ireland telling me they heard my song on the radio last year. That is really mind blowing for someone from a different country to tell you that! It's just great to see that country music is international entertainment and I can't wait to go
back and visit Europe.

Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de )
www.MySpace.com/ChristianLamitschka - Christian Lamitschka


MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE
March 19, 2010

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting

Artist/song/label spins
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Gary Allan/Get Off On The Pain/MCA 265
Trailer Choir/Rollin' Through The Sunshine/
Show Dog-Universal 230
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Neil Hewitt/The Request/ATP Records 220
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Adam Fisher/Cotton Town/Lofton Creek 205
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Kate Russell/Kick Down the Door/Urunga/Spinville 203
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Emma King & The Heartsets/Broken/PLC 194
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Melanie Denard/Tumblin' Down/WeBlast Records 194
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Laura Bell Bundy/Giddy On Up/Mercury 191
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John Carter/Everything I Want/Bonus Room Records 189
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Uncle Kracker/Smile/Atlantic/Bigger Picture 189 - Music Row Magazine


Discography

JOHN CARTER

Album: Everything I Want EP released March 2010

• Current Single: “All Kinds of Beautiful,” acquired from Nashville’s Encore Publishing, impacts radio September 7, 2010.

• The first single off the EP, title track “Everything I Want,” reached #50 on the Music Row Breakout Chart.

• The music video for “All Kinds of Beautiful” has already been added to rotation on CMT.com, GAC.com, Yahoo! Music and other online outlets.

• “Everything I Want” was a featured download in Country Weekly magazine and was featured on iTunes’ New & Noteworthy section twice in 2010.

• John headlined a military-themed event at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN on July 1 to celebrate and honor our troops and to benefit Operation Troop Aid (www.operationtroopaid.org) which generated coverage from Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Fox 17, Digital Rodeo, Country Music Tattle Tale, Yallwire.com and more.

• John participated in the Country Weekly Fashion Show at CMA Fest in 2010, an event that helped kick off CMA Music Fest and benefited Musicians On Call, a non-profit that John is very active in. Country Weekly featured John at the event in the July 12 issue.

• Throughout his 11 years in the military, Carter worked as a helicopter mechanic on the CH-46E and manned the 50-caliber machine gun during flights. While aboard the USS Nassau with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2000, John spent his off-duty hours teaching himself to play guitar.

• John has a loyal overseas audience garnered from playing bars and clubs for over three years during his military tours. The first song he co-wrote, “7x7” continues to get radio airplay in Germany, Ireland and Japan.

• John is a member of CMA and participated in the 2009 CMA Music Fest with his own booth and an Acoustic Corner performance.

• John was headliner at the 2010Steamboat Days Festival in Arkansas and is an Arkansas native.

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“Some people call me crazy, but life is too short to take the easy road. If I didn’t seize the opportunity, I would always wonder where I could have gone with it,” says John Carter the laid-back, Arkansas native when asked why he got out of the Marine Corps after 11 years to pursue a country music career. “Nothing else will make me happy.”

Carter’s foundation in music started like many other musicians - in church. Every Sunday, John and his family would sit together in two pews toward the back of their church in Vanndale, Arkansas and each would contribute with harmonized parts. John also practiced his vocal ability with an 8-track player. “During the summer when school was out, I would sit on my parents’ bed and listen to the Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, and Ronnie Milsap over and over. We didn’t have much money and that 8-track player was one of the best forms of entertainment I had to keep myself out of trouble.”

A Marine Corps recruiter approached Carter just before High School graduation and asked him of his future plans. Towering at 6’5”, his dream was to play college football. “The recruiter said that if I was good enough, I could play for the Marines. It wasn’t long before I was signing enlistment papers.”

Throughout his 11 years in the military, Carter worked as a helicopter mechanic on the CH-46E and manned the 50-caliber machine gun during flights. While aboard the USS Nassau with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2000, John spent his off-duty hours teaching himself to play guitar.

After returning from six-months on the ship, Carter started a band at his new duty station on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan and gained a loyal fan base including his fellow servicemen and quickly earned fans overseas. He entertained at bars and music venues for three years and the first song he co-wrote, “7x7,” became a hit in Okinawa, Japan and also found an audience in Ireland and Germany where it still gets radio airplay today.

Upon returning to the U.S., Carter was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, NC and formed another band that played in local clubs and festivals, but duties as a Marine started getting in the way of his love for performing. “I took a weekend trip with a friend to Nashville, TN for the first time in 2006 and that’s when it hit me. If I really want to take this to the next level, I’ve got to move to Nashville.” Within months of moving to Nashville, Carter landed his first gig on Lower Broadway at Nashville Crossroads and soon after, began playing all of the honkey tonks. After two years, he got the itch to play larger clubs. In 2008 and 2009, John toured clubs in the southeast, such as Whiskey River, The Country Club, Arizona Petes, Midnight Rodeo, Wildhorse Saloon and participated in USO Entertainment events. He has shared the stage with stars like Jamey Johnson, Kellie Pickler, John Rich and more. “The club circuit requires you to perform cover songs, but I always would sneak original songs into my sets and fans were really into it. That’s when I knew it was time to get into to studio.”

John participated in the 2009 CMA Music Festival with a booth and an Acoustic Corner performance. Soon, Carter recorded "Everything I Want" with members of the Toby Keith Easy Money Band and producers Josh Bertrand (member of “Easy Money Band”) and Kelly Schoenfield (Martina Mcbride, Tracy Lawrence). “Everything I Want” became his first single and impacted radio in February 2010. The song was featured as a free download for fans in Country Weekly Magazine and was also prominently placed in the iTunes New + Noteworthy section. The track hit #50 on the Music Row Breakout Chart. “This song is up-tempo, rocking country music. It describes the girl that every guy drops his jaw for but knows his that mom or the preacher would never approve.”

Carter also completed a music video for “All Kinds of Beautiful,” which will be his second single to impact radio in September 2010. The video can already be seen on CMT.com, GAC.com, Yahoo! Music, AOL Music and several other online outlets. “This is one of my favorite songs I’ve recorded. I grew up on harmonies while singing with my family and this song really delivers in that way.”

Carter participates in many benefit events and is passionate about community service and giving back. He participated in the Country Weekly Fashion Show on June 8, 2010, an event that helped kick off CMA Music Fest and benefited Musicians On Call, a non-profit that John is very active in. Country Weekly featured photos of John in the July 12 issue. Carter also headlined a military-themed event at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN on July 1, 2010 to celebrate and honor our troops and to benefit Operation Troop Aid, which generated coverage from Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Fox 17, Digital Rodeo, Country Music Tattle Tale, Yallwire.com and more.

When not working on his music, Carter is very active with organizations including