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Deana Carter

May 11th, 2024

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Deana Carter
Special guest: Mackenzie Carpenter
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Admission is $35 + handling
Clear Bag policy strictly enforced.

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Drenched in sun-kissed natural beauty both inside and out, Nashville native, Deana Carter, took a seemingly easy route to stardom but instead chose to defy the typical Nashville artist blueprint and make her mark. And she did, taking the industry and fans by storm with her wildly successful multi-platinum international debut “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” more than two decades ago. Anchored by the dreamy super hit ” Strawberry Wine”, Carter showcased her blend of country and retro-rock sprinkled with the folksy singer/songwriter qualities that have garnered Deana Carter well-deserved respect and wild acclaim.

The daughter of famed studio guitarist and producer Fred Carter, Jr., Deana grew up exposed to the wide variety of musicians her father worked with, including Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Simon & Garfunkel, Muddy Waters, Dolly Parton, and many more. Their strong influence would eventually seep into Deana's country-pop style, which reflects qualities that can also be heard in similar artists now, such as Miranda Lambert, and reflective of artists like Sheryl Crow.

Her debut album, “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” boasts six songs co-written and with the album co-produced by Carter, was released to strong reviews in late summer 1996. By the end of the year, the record had climbed to the top of both the country and pop charts, quickly achieving multi-platinum status, with 3 number one singles in a row. A “first” for the genre, Deana's celebrated debut album held this distinction and many ground breaking achievements for more than 5 years and has become one of Country Music's most treasured classics of the 90's.

Special Guest: Mackenzie Carpenter 

Hailing from the small town of Hull, GA, Mackenzie Carpenter is the spunky blonde girl-next-door that fell in love with music as a kid, writing alongside her brothers and singing in church. Years later, the outspoken singer-songwriter is breaking the mold for small-town women by writing and singing her truth, armed with the knowledge that everyone has a little bit of “hot mess” in them, no matter how shiny the book cover may seem.

Fans are loving SiriusXM Highway find, “Can't Nobody,” TikTok viral, "Huntin' Season," vulnerable “Jesus I'm Jealous” and her latest girl's girl anthem, “Don't Mess With Exes.” New tune “Throw You Back” was also thrown into the mix on the artist's self-titled debut EP, putting her cheeky yet nuanced songwriting ability on full display across the five songs.

Since signing her first record deal with The Valory Music Co. in 2022, Mackenzie has been named to Spotify's Hot Country 2024 Artists To Watch, CMT's Next Women of Country class of 2023, Nashville Briefing's Artists To Watch 2023 and many more spotlight programs. She recently wrapped the THE LUCKY TOUR with her “I'm Not Pretty” co-writer and friend, Megan Moroney and plans to hit the road with Cole Swindell on the WIN THE NIGHT TOUR and Dylan Marlowe on the DIRT ROAD WHEN I DIE TOUR for select dates this spring. The rising star made her Grand Ole Opry debut in June and has already opened for talents like Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Parker McCollum, Craig Campbell and Ryan Hurd. Last year, Carpenter took the stage at major events like CMA Fest, Country Thunder, Tortuga Music Festival, Stagecoach. Visit mackenziecarpentermusic.com for more information

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

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Admission is $35 + handling

*Clear Bag policy strictly enforced.

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