What is your name?
Angie Lynn Carter
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
What made you go into music?
I have always loved singing and writing music. There is no better feeling as an artist then to have someone come up to me after a show and tell me they loved a song I sang or the words of a song I wrote meant so much to them.
Who are your influences?
Early on Pat Benatar. When I was a little girl I use to hold a hairbrush in my hand and pretend I was her. Of course Aretha Franklin has always been such a great influence on the soul side of my music. Country artists, well of course Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and Miranda Lambert have always had a great influence on my music, my writing and performing.
Tell us more about your latest music release.
I just released a remake of the old classic, Son of a Preacher Man. Rick Richards, of the Georgia Satellites plays a wicked slide guitar on this release. His part was so amazing, I wanted to lay down my vocals again! Upcoming will be the release of my new single, “A Thousand Miles”, co written with my guitar player Ryder Sanders.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
Ryder Sanders, Chas Childers (my producer) and Jeff Tomei at Cock of the Walk Studio in Marietta, Ga. On background vocals I have Lisa Stewart our of Nashville, TN.
What was the writing and recording process like?
My secret weapon is my guitar player, who just happens to be my husband. He is an amazing song writer and knows how to write for my voice. We make a great team. This song is no exception! I was gone about 20 minutes and when I came back he said, “I just wrote a song”. I thought he was kidding, but when he played it for me I knew he had an amazing song that people were going to love.
Recording: We used The Sound Kitchen, Franklin, TN and Lisa Steward from Nashville, TN came to the studio and laid down all the backing vocals. Months later I finished my final vocals at Cock of the Walk Studio in Marietta, GA. For me personally, I like to lay down a vocal track and live with it for a few months and then go back when I feel like I can really do the song justice and lay a final track down.
Will we see a Music Video for the single and if so what can we expect?
Probably not to this one. We have some other songs in mind for a video. Just not in production yet.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect?
For right now we have several songs in the works and plan on releasing the one at a time.
What else can we expect in 2021?
We are working on several new projects and have been back on the road doing live shows since first of the year. It feels so good to be back out on the road with my band doing what we love to do.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I have no idea! Standing on the stage taking a CMA award home would be great, but I hope I get to continue to do what I love, singing, writing music and playing out live with my band.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Always remember where I came from and be thankful everyday for all the opportunities I’ve bee given and all the amazingly talented people I’ve had the privilege to work with. Always sound yourself with people who are more talented than you, it only makes me better!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
(1) Take a backup outfit,
(2) have plenty of hairspray on hand
(3) Bring an extra pair of everything you might need
(4) be professional and
(5) never ever forget why you are there