Singer/Songwriter Candi Carpenter is a dynamic and multifaceted entertainer. She left school to begin her professional career in music at the early age of fifteen, moving from her home town of Lansing, Michigan, to Nashville, Tennessee. She found her place in the world on-stage, first playing in small clubs and dives, then graduating to working shows with legends including Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Porter Wagoner, Michael W. Smith, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bill Anderson and many others. She learned to play harmonica and acoustic guitar, and yodel with the best of them. She’s been touring nationally for the past several years, and can also be seen regularly at well known songwriter venues like the Bluebird Café.
No stranger to the small screen, Candi has made frequent television appearances including a Christmas Eve performance of “The National Anthem” at a Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game, live on CBS. She’s been interviewed by Ralph Emery, and appeared in Country Weekly Magazine. You may have heard her on 650 WSM being interviewed on Opry Backstage, The Bill Cody Morning Show, or the famed Midnight Jamboree. Her voice will soon be heard on the next series of Paper Jamz guitar and drum kit toys. Look for her in music videos including Alan Jackson’s “Too Much of a Good Thing,” Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long,” and playing guitar for Brooks & Dunn in their video for “Put a Girl In It.”
As a songwriter, Candi is working with some of the top names in the music industry. She has recently co-written songs with Grammy award winning and nominated writers such as Bill Anderson, Sam Tate, Bill Labounty, Bobby Tomberlin, Mark Narmore, Jon McElroy, and Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.
In 2011 the world will be introduced to Candi Carpenter’s music on another level with the debut of her new web series, Candi Land. People already flock to her shows because they relate to her. She is a rare, exciting, and refreshingly genuine artist who knows about working hard, struggling, and overcoming adversity. Please visit her temporary website at: www.CandiCarpenter.com