Laurelyn Carter

Laurelyn Carter

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Laurelyn is a country artist that is on track with one CD already under her belt. Audiences are charmed by her talent and personality. She was the 04/05 Alabama Country Music Association Female Country Artist and Entertainer of the Year and the 04 MP3Unsigned.com Solo Artist of the Year.

Biography

My name is Laurelyn Carter and I am a 18-year old country music singer from Huntsville, Alabama. I used to live in Lickskillet, Alabama – close to Butter and Egg Lane – no joke! But don’t get the wrong idea; I’m not a backwoods hillbilly, even though I do come from a long line of rednecks and hicks. There is a big difference between a hillbilly and a redneck, you know.
Oh, and just to set the record straight right from the start; contrary to popular belief (i.e., the movie Sweet Home Alabama ) we don't eat bologna cake here - that's sick! I'd never even heard of it before that movie! We prefer cheeseburger pie or a fried Twinkie and, most importantly, chocolate gravy! Although that does remind me of the story my Momma told me about how my Uncle Jeremiah, when he was little, snuck some bologna into church, stood on the front pew and......OK, I'm chasing a rabbit now, as my grandpa likes to say.
One thing you need to know – my great-grandma Patty Lou told me when I was just a little girl that I was gonna be a big singer one day - and all the family knows that her visions were surprisingly accurate. Of course she could have just meant that I would be a fat singer one day – who knows? We all miss her dearly.
Anyway, I won’t bore you with all the details of my life since my birth, which my Momma assures me was long and painful on that hot August day, so I’ll just update you on the last few years.
I have performed at places and events from the Wildhorse Saloon (no, I don't regularly hang out in saloons) in Nashville to the Goat Festival in Lewisburg, TN (yes, GOAT Festival with real-live goats! – you just haven’t lived until you’ve seen ‘fainting goats’!). I have had the pleasure of opening for artists such as Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Heartland, Miranda Lambert, Diamond Rio, Cowboy Crush and even Percy Sledge (odd one to throw in but he was at the Goat Festival - go figure). My goal is to one day play the Toe-Jam Sandwich Festival! What is toe-jam? Well, it’s that stuff you get in between your toes – come on, don’t act like you don’t have it!
I actually started singing in my Grandpa’s church when I was old enough to stand up and hold the microphone. When I say ‘my Grandpa’s church’, it doesn’t mean he ‘owns’ the church – he is just the preacher – which meant that I always got a lot of singing time.
Anyway, the last few years in my life could have provided material for a hundred episodes of some bizarre reality show. A redneck version of The Osbornes or Hogan Knows Best – only we are poor - and nobody, except maybe Uncle Elroy and Aunt Mirtle, knows anything about wrestling….
There have been wonderful, magical moments - and some absolutely awful and painful ones. I’ve done a lot of growing up. Some of the stuff that’s happened, well, you just flat wouldn’t believe.
Well, there’s a ton of other stuff to tell but I’ll save that for another day. I appreciate you visiting my page and hope you enjoy my songs. I’ve been writing more lately and will hopefully have some of those put on here soon!

Lyrics

Angel James

Written By: Laurelyn Carter

Looking out my window
Headed home from Tennessee
No light up ahead
To keep my eyes from sleep
You came out of the darkness
No chance to hit the brakes
You flew on to heaven
Like an Angel
But I was safe

You took the chance
To tell me your story
Now I'm taking mine
To tell them your name
Just up the road was sorrow
And you saved me from the pain
You gave your life for me, Angel James

No one knows what could have been
meant for me that day
I know God sent you
To stop me on my way
Blessings and nothing less
He gives to you today
Choirs all around you sing
Thy good and faithful man

You took the chance
To tell me your story
Now I'm taking mine
To tell them your name
Just up the road was sorrow
And you saved me from the pain
You gave your life for me, Angel James

Just a little further
I would have been lost
Lost in the darkness
From a broken bridge
And a ten foot ridge

You took the chance
To tell me your story
Now I'm taking mine
To tell them your name
Just up the road was sorrow
And you saved me from the pain
You gave your life for me, Angel James

Oh yes you did, Angel James

Discography

First CD has received airplay on local radio stations (WYTM-FM and WJJM-FM), XM radio's Unsigned Artists station, as well as many internet radio stations including: LA's Hot Country, Country Bear and many international internet radio stations.

Set List

A typical set list includes both originals and cover songs detailed for that particular gig. Laurelyn is very fexible in the length of sets. Some covers she likes to perform are:
"When God Fearin Women Get the Blues"
"Strawberry Wine"
"I Melt"
"Suds in the Bucket"
"Take Another Little Piece of My Heart"
"When You Say Nothing At All"
"Who I Am"