So much country music today chases images of imaginary love stories leading to fairytale and film worthy lyrics. Country nights in a pickup truck down the back roads of your hometown tell the real tales of growing up for the Texas native and southern bred Will Carter. Growing up in a small town with a deep passion for music, Will Carter has been chasing his own dream down many roads for a long time. His father was his biggest supporter from the very beginning. After losing his father at the very early age of 13, Will Carter developed an unstoppable motivational drive to continue to pursue his dreams. He’s telling his story with a voice that’s turning complete strangers into life-long listeners.
Will Carter was hired at the age of 18 as a lead vocalist for the legendary dancehall band from Texas, The Emotions. During his tenure with the Emotions he played festivals and dancehalls all over Texas. “It was a sincere honor to be a part of the vastly popular band that I grew up idolizing. I learned a great deal of how to put on a high energy show and capture and hold the attention of audiences of all sizes” says Carter.
After graduating from Texas A&M University, Will Carter decided to pursue original music. He has since had charting singles on both Texas and Nashville radio. Will Carter has a very high energy live show that combines rock star stage presence with catchy, groovy tunes. Will Carter has brought his show to dancehalls and festivals all over the south region of the US as well as major events such as CMA Fest in Nashville, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, National Football League, Houston Texans, and the JJ Watt Foundation.
Will continues to keep his voice healthy by taking lessons with renown vocal instructor, Tom McKinney. With more than 40 years as performer and voice teacher, Tom McKinney has trained many award winning singers including Mario, Demi Lovato, Ray J, Solange, and American Idol finalists. Tom also served as the New Talent Development Vocal Technique Instructor for Beyonce and Mathew Knowles’ recording and publishing company, Music World, in Houston.
Growing up on a self-sustaining farm in the rural town of Frydek, Texas, Will Carter learned the value of hard work and dedication at a very early age. “I’ve always been the wild one, and came up in a fast paced 24/7 work hard, play hard environment,” Carter says. “For me, it’s always been about working hard, making music and hanging with my people. This is what you’ll hear about when you listen to my album.”
With this attitude comes the conversational style found on Will Carter’s album. This voice will not go unheard.