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Who Fred Carter, Jr.
When July 17, 2010
Where Nashville, TN
What Fred Carter, Jr., Session Musician Dies at 76
 

Country singer Deana Carter is mourning the weekend loss of her father, session guitarist Fred Carter, Jr.

Mr. Carter, 76, died Saturday of “stroke-related causes” at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to a release from Deana Carter’s management company.

Fred Carter, Jr. was born in the Louisiana Delta and landed his first gig as a professional musician playing on the Louisiana Hayride. He moved to Nashville in the late ’50s and soon became an in-demand session guitarist playing on recordings for artists including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and Kris Kristofferson.

Mr. Carter was also a songwriter who wrote with heavy-hitting writers including Nelson, Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard. Dean Martin, Chet Atkins and Burl Ives are among the artists who recorded his songs.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anna; sons Ronnie and Jeff; daughter Deana Carter; and five grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Carter are set for Tuesday at Woodlawn Roesch Patton Funeral Home at 660 Thompson Lane in Nashville. Visitation is noon-2:30 p.m. with the funeral scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. in the building’s chapel.

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