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Sony signs Texas singer

Friday, May 18, 2018 – Texas singer Carlton Anderson has signed with Sony Music Nashville.

Anderson is looking to release his debut single soon. He balances traditional sounds and contemporary themes and was signed as a songwriter at Warner Chappell Music, where he has written with some Casey Beathard, David Lee Murphy and Tom Douglas.

Anderson grew up in Cypress, Texas, a town northwest of Houston. Anderson's musical awakening started with Willie Nelson, who he refers to as "his drug" and quickly advanced to George Strait. Anderson started working in the oil fields at 16 - two years before it was legal - and worked at a grocery store after school to put away enough money to buy a guitar and small PA so he could play the honky tonks and dancehalls around his hometown after graduation.

After three tries of going to Nashville, he attended Nashville's Belmont University. Looking to make money for college, he went to Fourth Avenue across from the Swingin' Doors Saloon and heard the band playing Jamey Johnson's "In Color." He walked in, asked to play a few songs, and the manager offered him a job. He went on to play there five more years.

Anderson was the first to graduate college in his family, which he did in 2015. He released a self-titled EP in 2014.

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