Deana Carter gets very late with Craig Ferguson tonight
Monday, January 28, 2008
– Deana Carter will be the musical guest on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight at 12:35 a.m. eastern/central.
Carter will sing "Crying" from her latest Vanguard Records release, "The Chain." Carter's fifth studio record pays tribute to her father, session player Fred Carter and her musical heroes who inspired her. It is a collection of cover songs featuring duets with such luminaries as Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
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In one of the more unusual "Take Your Daughter To Work" days ever, Deana Carter resurrects the tunes that her father, Fred Carter, Jr. helped make famous. Mr. Carter has been a renowned session guitarist, and some of the songs here are amongst the best ever: "Good Hearted Woman", "Crying" and "The Boxer."
Keeping true to the theme, though, is something of a cage. These songs almost assuredly would not be chosen for a "regular" covers record. ...
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