"Deana Kay Carter" (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music.
She is the daughter of Fred Carter Jr.. She is known for performing barefoot, saying that it helps her relax enough to sing.
Despite her contact with many of the musicians she knew through her father, her efforts to begin a musical career took several years to begin showing any results. Her first attempt was at age 17, going around with her father in the attempt to get a record deal. When she was initially unsuccessful, she entered the University of Tennessee, majoring in Rehabilitation Therapy. While attending, she sang at various campus locations, performing for the enjoyment of singing, rather than with the intent of pursuing a musical career. After she graduated, she worked with recovering stroke and head injury patients. Although she found the work rewarding and worthwhile, she eventually realized that her first love was music, and decided to pursue the music career she left earlier.
Her first big break came when one of her demo tapes caught the attention of Willie Nelson, who invited her to take part in the 1994 F...
|Born||January 4, 1966|
|Years active||1995 - Present|