Deana Carter Net Worth

Deana Carter Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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.

Full NameDeana Carter
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1966
Place Of BirthNashville, Tennessee, USA
Height1.67 m
ProfessionActress, Musical Artist
EducationUniversity of Tennessee
SpouseBrandon Malone (m. 2009), Chris Di Croce (m. 1995–2001)
ChildrenGray Hayes Hicky
ParentsFred Carter Jr., Anna Carter
SiblingsJeff Carter
AwardsCountry Music Association Award for Single of the Year
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Country Song, Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Country Music Association Award ...
MoviesThe Badge
1Goes barefoot in concert
1Filed for legal separation from her 2nd husband Brandon Malone after 15 months of separation (since August 1, 2011). [November 2012]
2Gave 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.
3Member of Alpha Delta Pi
4Her song-writing father named her after Dean Martin following Martin's recording of one of his songs.
5In 1996 and 1997 had 3 straight number one hits and began the whirlwind of a lifetime.
6Popular country music singer.


Take 2 for Faith2017post-productionLiz Winters
Painted Horses2017completedAunt Nora
King of the Hill2003TV SeriesSally
Blood Games2003Bad Vampires Pool Player
The Badge2002Sherry
Strong Medicine2002TV SeriesGeorgia 'Georgie', homeless patient
Raising Dad2002TV SeriesDebbie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesMusical Guest


Queen Mimi2015Documentary performer: "Celebrate Life" written by Ralph Stevens & nm0004811
The Watch2012/Iwriter: "You And Tequila" - as Deana Kay Carter
Hope Floats1998performer: "What Makes You Stay"
Anastasia1997"Once Upon A December" / performer: "Once Upon A December"

Music Department

Painted Horses2017music supervisor completed


Nashville: On the Record 22015TV MovieHerself
Good Day L.A.2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
Cupcake Wars2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Country Music Singer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Headline Country2007TV SeriesHerself
CMT Greatest Moments: The 90s2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Christmas at the Tennessee2006TV MovieHerself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs2006TV SpecialHerself
Blue Collar TV2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
CMT Got Me in with the Band2004TV SeriesHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2003TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1999TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Austin City Limits1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHerself
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Christmas in Washington1997TV SpecialHerself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Stone Country1997TV MovieHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
CMT Presents: The King's Covers1997TV Movie documentary
Farm Aid '961996TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Biography2006TV Series documentaryHerself
CMT: 20 Sexiest Women2004TV SpecialHerself

Known for movies

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