4 January 1966, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Something of a latecomer to country music, Carter recorded her 1995 debut album at the age of 29. The daughter of Nashville alumnus Fred Carter Jnr. (a guitarist who played with everyone from Elvis Presley to Simon And Garfunkel to Roy Orbison), Deana abandoned her early attempts to launch a career in music and spent her early twenties working in rehabilitation therapy. She launched her second attempt at a music career in the early 90s, performing in and around Nashville and trying her hand at writing her own material. Early demos of songs such as Turn Those Wheels Around and Angel Without A Prayer caught the attention of Willie Nelson (another artist with whom Carters father had played), and he invited Carter to perform at 1994s Farm Aid. Her debut for Capitol Records grafted pop influences onto the country singer-songwriter tradition, earning comparisons to the crossover appeal of...
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