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Deana Carter Net Worth

Deana Melinda Carter net worth is

$5 Million

Deana Melinda Carter Wiki Biography

Deana Kay Carter was born on the 4th January 1966, in Nashville, Tennessee USA, and is a singer, songwriter, and music producer, who achieved worldwide fame upon the release of her first album “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” (1996). Her career started two years earlier, when she was discovered by country music legend Willie Nelson.

Have you ever wondered how rich Deana Carter is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Carter’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through her successful career in music, songwriting, and producing.

Deana Carter Net Worth $5 Million


Deana Carter was born into a musical family, as her father was the famous studio musician, composer, and songwriter, Fred Carter Jr. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in rehabilitation therapy, having been very active in college, joining a sorority Alpha Delta Pi, and frequently performing in small music shows on the campus. Having earned her degree, Deana started working at the hospital, however, her love of music made her try once again to start a music career in 1989, and for that purpose, she learned to play the guitar, and began writing and composing her own songs.

Deana’s big break came in 1994, when Willie Nelson heard her demo tapes, and subsequently invited her to perform at the Farm Aid VII show. The same demo caught the attention of Capitol Records, who signed her on that same year. The first version of her debut album, called “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” (1995) was released in the UK, for Patriot Records, however, the label was short-lived, and after they folded, Carter released the album for the US market, this time for Capitol Records, and with an almost entirely different set of songs. The album was certified five times platinum, and spawned three hit singles – “Strawberry Wine” (1996), “We Danced Anyway” (1996), and “How Do I Get There” (1997). Upon its release, the former went straight to the number one position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart, and also won the Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year. Another success from that period came when Deana was included on the soundtrack of the 20th Century Fox animated movie “Anastasia” (1997), with her rendition of “Once Upon a December”.

Her follow-up albums, while well-received, failed to gain much popularity, or the sales of her debut. “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” was released in 1998, and was certified gold, and the singles from the album include “Absence of the Heart” (1998), and “Angels Working Overtime” (1999); the former made the Top 20 Hot Country Singles, while the latter reached the Top 40. The title track was written by Carter’s father.

After her second album, Carter left Capitol Records, and released her third album entitled “Father Christmas” (2001) for Rounder Records. However, she switched labels again, recording her fourth studio album, “I’m Just a Girl” (2003) for Arista Nashville. Afterwards, she tried her luck with independent labels for the albums “Story Of My Life” (2005) and “The Chain” (2007), finally deciding to start her own record company, Little Nugget Records, in 2013. Consequently, she released her seventh studio album, “Southern Way Of Life” (2013), and re-released her holiday album “Father Christmas” the same year with her own label.

Regarding her personal life, Deana has married twice, firstly to Chris di Croce from 1995-2001, and then to Brandon Malone in 2009, although now apparently legally separated. She also has a son from a relationship with music video director, Christopher Hicky. She supports the National Kidney Foundation, acting as their spokesperson.

# Trademark
1 Goes barefoot in concert
# Fact
1 Filed for legal separation from her 2nd husband Brandon Malone after 15 months of separation (since August 1, 2011). [November 2012]
2 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a son Gray Hayes Hicky on September 15, 2004. Child’s father is her now ex-boyfriend, Christopher Hicky.
3 Member of Alpha Delta Pi
4 Her song-writing father named her after Dean Martin following Martin’s recording of one of his songs.
5 In 1996 and 1997 had 3 straight number one hits and began the whirlwind of a lifetime.
6 Popular country music singer.


Title Year Status Character
Take 2 for Faith 2017 post-production Liz Winters
Painted Horses 2017 completed Aunt Nora
King of the Hill 2003 TV Series Sally
Blood Games 2003 Bad Vampires Pool Player
The Badge 2002 Sherry
Strong Medicine 2002 TV Series Georgia ‘Georgie’, homeless patient
Raising Dad 2002 TV Series Debbie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997 TV Series Musical Guest


Title Year Status Character
Queen Mimi 2015 Documentary performer: “Celebrate Life” written by Ralph Stevens & nm0004811
The Watch 2012/I writer: “You And Tequila” – as Deana Kay Carter
Hope Floats 1998 performer: “What Makes You Stay”
Anastasia 1997 “Once Upon A December” / performer: “Once Upon A December”

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Title Year Status Character
Painted Horses 2017 music supervisor completed


Title Year Status Character
Nashville: On the Record 2 2015 TV Movie Herself
Good Day L.A. 2013-2014 TV Series Herself
Cupcake Wars 2012 TV Series Herself – Judge / Country Music Singer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2008 TV Series Herself / Herself – Musical Guest
Headline Country 2007 TV Series Herself
CMT Greatest Moments: The 90s 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Christmas at the Tennessee 2006 TV Movie Herself
CMT: The Greatest – 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs 2006 TV Special Herself
Blue Collar TV 2004-2005 TV Series Herself
CMT Got Me in with the Band 2004 TV Series Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2003 TV Series Herself / Herself – Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-1999 TV Series Herself / Herself – Musical Guest
Austin City Limits 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Sin City Spectacular 1998 TV Series Herself
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Christmas in Washington 1997 TV Special Herself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Stone Country 1997 TV Movie Herself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1997 TV Series Herself
The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
CMT Presents: The King’s Covers 1997 TV Movie documentary
Farm Aid ’96 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself

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