Houston, Texas: Justin Carter, a rising country music singer from Texas has died after a reported accidental shooting that happened with a gun that was being used as a music video prop.
Justin Carter recently signed a deal with Triple Threat Management, which didn’t offer many details about the musician’s death.
“Justin had a potential to, you know, in our eyes, and a lot of people’s eyes to be the next Garth Brooks,” said Mark Atherton with Triple Threat.
According to Atherton, a gun that was going to be used for a music video shoot was the same one that ultimately killed Carter at his apartment.
Friends and family said Carter spent much of his time recording music at Enclave Recording Studios off of FM-1960. His mother told us his music was important to him.
“His music was his world,” said Carter’s mother, Cindy McClellan. “He was always there for everybody.”
Triple Threat Management plans on putting out the rest of his music, with the proceeds going to his family.
Carter, 35, was born and raised in Texas and is described as “a country boy to his core” on his website.
“Although he just got his start, he’s rising up fast!” a short biography on his website reads.
Carter had recently released two new songs and a music video, and he was working on a new album, according to his Facebook page, which now includes posts from his family.
The singer was influenced by Garth Brooks, Clay Walker, George Strait and other country legends.
“Justin’s passion is derived from the sound of old country, and he clings to that feeling he gets when he hears it and tries to push that into his music,” the online bio states. “Times are changing and so are the (generation’s) taste in music, but Justin tries to keep a happy medium between both old and new to satisfy everyone.”