Any musical historian will tell you that one of the most traditional American musical families is the Carter family. From the historical Bristol recordings, to the Grand Ole Opry, to the fabulous June Carter Cash, there has been no musical family who has been more active and successful, while traditional and yet innovative, as the famous Carter family, a family in which A.J. Carter is a proud member. Isn’t it ironic that A.J. is a traditional performer and innovative artist as well?
When you attend an A.J. Carter performance, what you see is what you get. If it’s a real entertainer you want, it’s A.J. If it’s a real cowboy you want, A.J. is the real deal.
With two Ryman performances under his belt, A.J. has proven that he is as comfortable on the big stage as he is in small honky tonks. All the way from the Crawdaddy’s honky tonk to the Nashville Palace, no audience is left out. As a gifted singer- songwriter who plays fabulous guitar and has an equally stylistic voice, A.J. is at home on any kind of stage… and having the looks of a movie star doesn’t hurt either. Not being a Coca-Cola cowboy, A.J. has pitched his share of hay, roped more than a few calves and ridden several horses. After being captain of his football team in high school, he traded his football helmet in for a short bull-riding career. He has also earn a bachelors degree in marketing with a music minor (emphasis on guitar and vocal studies) and a Masters degree in International Management which prompted him to produce his own music video.
A.J.’s songs are down to earth. He truly believes in never forgetting where you have come from. His song writing philosophy is “three chords and the truth is what makes a song.” This philosophy towards his craft was developed during the time he spent underneath his mother’s piano while she played at church.
With his movie star looks, the girls love him, and to the guys he is everything that they think they are or want to be. A real cowboy, a real entertainer, and a real person who writes from his heart and sing from his soul. A.J. and his music make the world a better place.