They realized their true passion was performing in front of a live audience, and continued to craft their musicianship while juggling a busy high school schedule and playing hundreds of live gigs. The young duo’s air-tight harmonies reflect a wide range of musical influences, including everyone from Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn and Keith Urban; to John Mayer, the Everly Brothers and Gavin DeGraw. Songwriting comes naturally to the twins, who easily finish each other’s thoughts and benefit from a little brotherly competition. In 2008, the Carter Twins scored a chance meeting with an MTV executive in Los Angeles, who ultimately led them to CMT. The brothers recently completed high school and moved to Nashville to pursue their music career full-time under the development of CMT Music and Meteor 17. Now 19 years old, Joshua Scott Carter and Zachary Edward Carter are settling into their new Nashville digs, and spent the summer working with some of Music City’s best songwriters and crafting as many as 80 songs in just six months. Their first single, “Heart Like Memphis,” is quickly drawing an audience online and rising at radio.
The song, written by Blair Daly, Ashley Gorley and Lee Miller, is already on CMT, CMT.com, iTunes and Rhapsody. “We get asked a lot what the meaning behind Memphis is, and it’s really open to interpretation,” says Zach. “We’ve enjoying hearing what our fans think it means. To us, it’s at story about a girl who has gone through some tough times, but it makes her a stronger person in the end.” Under the helm of Frank Rogers, Billboard magazine’s 1 country producer, the Carter Twins are working on their debut album for an anticipated release in Summer 2009. Read more on Last.fm.
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