Willie Nelson on Deana Carter Album ‘the Chain’

Tracks:
01. Crying
02. Help Me Make It Through The Night (with Kris Kristofferson)
03. Love Is Like A Butterfly (with Dolly Parton)
04. The Boxer (with Harper Simon, Paul Simon)
05. Lay Lady Lay
06. The Weight
07. I’m Not Lisa (with Jessi Colter)
08. Swinging (John Anderson)
09. On The Road Again (with Willie Nelson)
10. Good Hearted Woman (with Shooter Jennings)
11. He Still Thinks I Care (with George Jones)
12. Old Man

Each of the 12 songs on The Chain has a special importance to Deana, who personally chose material that had a great impact on her early life. She took the same care in recruiting collaborators for the project, assembling a group of musicians who influenced her as an artist — none more greatly than her father, legendary session player Fred Carter, Jr, who performs throughout the album. “Ever since I knew that music was going to be my life’s path, I’ve wanted to pay tribute to my dad and to the artists who were so good to me and my family. The camaraderie between them, and the way they took our family and made it part of their families, was so unique that I wanted to recapture it for a little while,” says Deana.

Produced and arranged by Deana Carter, The Chain is a musical feast and celebration of one’s past and influences.

A multi-platinum recording artist, Deana Carter burst into the music scene with the blockbuster album Did I Shave My Legs for This? (1996) that produced four No. 1 hit singles. Her additional releases included Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, Father Christmas, I’m Just A Girl, Greatest Hits and The Story Of My Life. She has performed on countless television shows and network specials and yielded a Golden Globe and Grammy nomination for the song Once Upon A December from the animated film Anastasia.

Deana is based in Los Angeles where she resides with her son, Gray Hayes. She is a spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation.

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