About Gary Carter
About Gary Carter
Gary Carter has had quite a journey with his passion for music. Not only has he worked as music director, for Faith Hill, one of country music’s top female artists, but he also has quite a track record. He’s one of those people who thrive on the music – he loves to listen, write, arrange and talk music.
Gary has enjoyed 34 years in the music industry in Nashville, TN. He came to Nashville in 1970 from Laurel, MD; where he started his career playing with a family band for 18 years traveling throughout the U.S. His next venture was performing with Lorrie Morgan. In 1986, he joined Randy Travis’ team of musicians, playing steel guitar and dobro, as well as being music director. As if that weren’t enough, he also took part in the recording process by playing on Randy’s first album.
Gary’s interests have expanded a great deal in the past years, including the desire to learn and play many different styles of music. He especially loves the many hours he is spending in the studio recording, programming and playing all of the tracks on his very own album of original tunes on pedal steel guitar and slide.
There are some successful acts in Gary’s past, including Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Pam Tillis, Wade Hayes, Daryle Singletary, Rhett Akins, Faith Hill and Randy Travis. Also, he has been a part of such projects as arranging and performing “The John Lennon Song” in Liverpool, performing “Nowhere Man” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performing in music videos with Glen Campbell, Randy Travis, Roy Rogers, playing steel guitar on the Grand Ole Opry for five years. Gary also produced all of the tracks on the only Faith Hill Thanksgiving TV special.
In addition to recording music here at GC Music; Gary Carter plays Steel Guitar, Dobro, and Lap Steel (slide) on other sessions.