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Freedom Rains

by Art Carter

A blend of Country-Rock & Americana with a Modern Twist, that will get your feet moving, touch your heart, and inspire you in the tradition of Great American Roots Music. A must for all to hear & own.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 20 Minute Train
3:23 $0.99
2. America I Believe in You
3:45 $0.99
3. Butterfly
3:41 $0.99
4. Holding On
3:20 $0.99
5. I Can't Stay Good
3:08 $0.99
6. I'm Running
3:30 $0.99
7. Jesus and My Heart
5:27 $0.99
8. People Will Talk
3:09 $0.99
9. Two Hearts Are As One
3:23 $0.99
10. You Won't Be Lonely Long
3:32 $0.99
11. I Can and I Will (Remix)
3:58 $0.99
12. All I Want Is a Living (Remix)
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Album Notes
(Album - Freedom Rains)

United States Declaration of Independence - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among there are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

God has blessed America, and ultimately all our gifts come from him. So the gift of "Freedom" ultimately comes from God, or "Freedom Rains" from above.

This Album is dedicated to the Men & Women who have sacrificed to preserve "Our Freedom", many times at the expense of their own lives.

May "God Bless America" and may "Freedom Rain."

I want to thank Simri Dones, Aris Miranda, & John Ardito from my band "Nothing But Trouble" for helping me lay down a foundation for my songs, Bob Dellaposta for arrangements, Scott Neubert & the Musicians at Studio 19 for a great recording session, Guy Walker for helping me lay down the vocals, and doing an excellent job Mixing & Mastering.

(Art Carter - Note)

This CD truly has come from life experience, and is a reflection of the my inner soul. It is a expression of the American Culture and Values at it's Best. I am very proud of this CD, and hope it touches you as much as it has me, in writing and recording these songs.

Art Carter

(Freedom Rains - Credits)

Art Carter ----------- (executive producer & lead vocals)

Music Recorded at Studio 19, Nashville, TN.
Bob Dellaposta --- (producer & arranger)
Scott Neubert ----- (producer, acoustic guitar, dobro, steel)
Kyle Hershman --- (engineer)
Bob Williams ------ (electric guitar)
Bobby King -------- (bass)
Steve Holland ----- (drums & percussion)
Dennis Wage ------ (keyboard)
Bryan Cumming -- (sax & cornet)
Jason Roller -------- (fiddle)

Vocals/Mix/Master Recorded at Walker Studios, Orlando, FL.
Guy Walker -------- (producer & engineer, guitar solo 'Jesus And My Heart')
Simri Dones -------- (background vocals)
Aris Miranda ------- (background vocals)



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Jim Abbott

Art Carter "Freedom Rains" - Write-up - Orlando Sentinel - Friday, Jan. 16, 2009
Traditional country

On the other end of the spectrum, but still on the desk, here's the CD by Orlando country singer Art Carter.

I've been telling him to call me when he has a gig, and now he has a good one. Carter and his band, Nothing But Trouble, are opening for country legend Loretta Lynn on Saturday at Silver Springs in Ocala.

Carter will be doing songs off his independent release, Freedom Rains, music that has earned him a positive mention in Country Weekly magazine.

It's traditional-sounding country that ranges from catchy honky-tonk tunes such as "I Can't Stay Good" to patriotic and religiously steeped anthems such as "America, I Believe in You" and "Jesus and My Heart."

The latter category goes way too close to Lee Greenwood for me, but the less heavy-handed stuff is not without its charms.

It's the second release from Carter, who learned a lesson from his first attempt.

"We took our time on it," says Carter, who recorded the tracks at Studio 19 in Nashville, Tenn., and did mastering at Walker Studios in Orlando.

"I wrote a lot of the songs based on life experience," Carter says.

"20 Minute Train" was inspired by the delays that Carter experienced at a railroad crossing on Michigan Avenue. Origins of some others are more serious.

"America I Believe in You," of course, is rooted in the war.

"Because of the things going on in the world, we've got soldiers in different places sacrificing," Carter says. "So it was like, 'What can I do to contribute in some way to giving something back to this great land we live in.' "

The challenge now is for Carter to find an audience for his songs. Freedom Rains is available online at cdbaby, iTunes and Amazon.

"All these little things you learn the hard way open doors," Carter says, a line that ought to have a song title in it somewhere. "I'm just seeing where all this goes and hoping it'll generate enough money that I can keep on doing it."

Country Weekly

Country Weekly Dec. 15-29, 2008 - Listen Up!
Art's second CD, Freedom Rains, blends country, rock, Americana and blues into a unique mixture of great American roots music. The first cut, "20 Minute Train," is getting airplay world wide. Based out of Orlando, Fla., Art grew up in New York and California. Early on, he was listening to R&B, rock and jazz artists like Billy Joel and George Benson, and country artists like Ronnie Milsap, Hank Williams Jr. and Glen Campbell. Art had has been in the opening line up for Emerson Drive, and two songs on his debut CD, Unbound, were produced by Grand Ole Opry veteran Jim Ed Brown.

Joe Biener

The Muse's Muse - CD REVIEW: Art Carter - Freedom Rains -By JJ Biener-12/16/2008
When I first met Art Carter, the last thing I expected to find was that he was a singer and songwriter. I was interviewing him for a computer job and our inclinations toward music didn’t come up. Since we were both musicians, it wasn’t long after I hired him that the subject did come up. We swapped CDs. Mine was some tracks I had recorded in my home studio. Art’s was a fully produced CD called Unbound. He had recorded it in Nashville with a group of professional studio musicians.

Tracks from Unbound received airplay internationally and some even charted in disparate markets. While tracks were good, to my ear something wasn’t quite right. Talking to Art I discovered the source of my discomfort. Recording the music for the tracks took most of his available time and he was left with only two days to record all the vocals.

When Art was planning for his latest release, Freedom Rains, he applied the lessons he learned from his first experience. He returned to Nashville to record the music, but he recorded the vocals later at a studio closer to home. He was able to take his time and get the tracks recorded on his own terms. His approach made all the difference, at least to this reviewer’s ears.

Freedom Rains lands squarely in the contemporary Country music genre. It touches on the themes familiar to Country fans around the world. Patriotism, love, loss, faith, salvation, redemption and of course a healthy dose of misbehavior all make their appearance.

The opening track, 20 Minute Train, is about the hazards of getting caught behind a long, slow freight train. Holding On is a song of love and loss and the hope of reconciliation. I Can’t Stay Good is pretty much self-explanatory, as are America, I Believe In You and Jesus And My Heart.

If the Nashville sound is what touches you, you should give Art Carter’s music a serious listen. Samples of the songs from Freedom Rains can be found in the Jukebox section on Art’s web site, www.artcarter.com. If you happen to find yourself in the Orlando area, check out Art’s band, Nothing But Trouble, who play out around town regularly.