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Deana Kay Carter was born on the 4th January 1966, in Nashville, Tennessee USA, and is a singer, songwriter, and music producer, who achieved worldwide fame upon the release of her first album “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” (1996). Her career started two years earlier, when she was discovered by country music legend Willie Nelson.
Have you ever wondered how rich Deana Carter is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Carter’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through her successful career in music, songwriting, and producing.
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Deana Carter was born into a musical family, as her father was the famous studio musician, composer, and songwriter, Fred Carter Jr. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in rehabilitation therapy, having been very active in college, joining a sorority Alpha Delta Pi, and frequently performing in small music shows on the campus. Having earned her degree, Deana started working at the hospital, however, her love of music made her try once again to start a music career in 1989, and for that purpose, she learned to play the guitar, and began writing and composing her own songs.
Deana’s big break came in 1994, when Willie Nelson heard her demo tapes, and subsequently invited her to perform at the Farm Aid VII show. The same demo caught the attention of Capitol Records, who signed her on that same year. The first version of her debut album, called “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” (1995) was released in the UK, for Patriot Records, however, the label was short-lived, and after they folded, Carter released the album for the US market, this time for Capitol Records, and with an almost entirely different set of songs. The album was certified five times platinum, and spawned three hit singles – “Strawberry Wine” (1996), “We Danced Anyway” (1996), and “How Do I Get There” (1997). Upon its release, the former went straight to the number one position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart, and also won the Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year. Another success from that period came when Deana was included on the soundtrack of the 20th Century Fox animated movie “Anastasia” (1997), with her rendition of “Once Upon a December”.
Her follow-up albums, while well-received, failed to gain much popularity, or the sales of her debut. “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” was released in 1998, and was certified gold, and the singles from the album include “Absence of the Heart” (1998), and “Angels Working Overtime” (1999); the former made the Top 20 Hot Country Singles, while the latter reached the Top 40. The title track was written by Carter’s father.
After her second album, Carter left Capitol Records, and released her third album entitled “Father Christmas” (2001) for Rounder Records. However, she switched labels again, recording her fourth studio album, “I’m Just a Girl” (2003) for Arista Nashville. Afterwards, she tried her luck with independent labels for the albums “Story Of My Life” (2005) and “The Chain” (2007), finally deciding to start her own record company, Little Nugget Records, in 2013. Consequently, she released her seventh studio album, “Southern Way Of Life” (2013), and re-released her holiday album “Father Christmas” the same year with her own label.
Regarding her personal life, Deana has married twice, firstly to Chris di Croce from 1995-2001, and then to Brandon Malone in 2009, although now apparently legally separated. She also has a son from a relationship with music video director, Christopher Hicky. She supports the National Kidney Foundation, acting as their spokesperson.
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|Birth date:||January 4, 1966|
|Birth place:||Nashville, Tennessee, USA|
|Profession:||Actress, Musical Artist|
|Education:||University of Tennessee|
|Spouse:||Brandon Malone (m. 2009), Chris Di Croce (m. 1995–2001)|
|Children:||Gray Hayes Hicky|
|Parents:||Fred Carter Jr., Anna Carter|
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|Take 2 for Faith||2017||post-production||Liz Winters|
|Painted Horses||2017||completed||Aunt Nora|
|King of the Hill||2003||TV Series||Sally|
|Blood Games||2003||Bad Vampires Pool Player|
|Strong Medicine||2002||TV Series||Georgia 'Georgie', homeless patient|
|Raising Dad||2002||TV Series||Debbie|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1997||TV Series||Musical Guest|
|Queen Mimi||2015||Documentary performer: "Celebrate Life" written by Ralph Stevens & nm0004811|
|The Watch||2012/I||writer: "You And Tequila" - as Deana Kay Carter|
|Hope Floats||1998||performer: "What Makes You Stay"|
|Anastasia||1997||"Once Upon A December" / performer: "Once Upon A December"|
|Painted Horses||2017||music supervisor completed|
|Nashville: On the Record 2||2015||TV Movie||Herself|
|Good Day L.A.||2013-2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Cupcake Wars||2012||TV Series||Herself - Judge / Country Music Singer|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005-2008||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Musical Guest|
|Headline Country||2007||TV Series||Herself|
|CMT Greatest Moments: The 90s||2007||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Christmas at the Tennessee||2006||TV Movie||Herself|
|CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs||2006||TV Special||Herself|
|Blue Collar TV||2004-2005||TV Series||Herself|
|CMT Got Me in with the Band||2004||TV Series||Herself|
|CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements||2003||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1996-2003||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Musical Guest|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1996-1999||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Musical Guest|
|Austin City Limits||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The 40th Annual Grammy Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself|
|Sin City Spectacular||1998||TV Series||Herself|
|The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself|
|Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope||1998||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Christmas in Washington||1997||TV Special||Herself|
|The 24th Annual American Music Awards||1997||TV Special||Herself|
|Stone Country||1997||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1997||TV Series||Herself|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||1997||TV Series||Herself|
|The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards||1997||TV Special||Herself|
|The 39th Annual Grammy Awards||1997||TV Special||Herself|
|CMT Presents: The King's Covers||1997||TV Movie documentary|
|Farm Aid '96||1996||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Biography||2006||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|CMT: 20 Sexiest Women||2004||TV Special||Herself|
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|1||Filed for legal separation from her 2nd husband Brandon Malone after 15 months of separation (since August 1, 2011). [November 2012]|
|2||Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a son Gray Hayes Hicky on September 15, 2004. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Christopher Hicky.|
|3||Member of Alpha Delta Pi|
|4||Her song-writing father named her after Dean Martin following Martin's recording of one of his songs.|
|5||In 1996 and 1997 had 3 straight number one hits and began the whirlwind of a lifetime.|
|6||Popular country music singer.|
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|1||Goes barefoot in concert|