Carter Inks With Arista Nashville

Deana Carter, who launched her country career with “Strawberry Wine,” has signed a new record deal with Arista Nashville. Carter recorded her 1996 CMA single of the year for Capitol Nashville. She is at work on a new CD with co-producer Dann Huff (Lonestar, Faith Hill). A single is projected for this summer, with a full album to follow before the end of the year. RCA Label Group chief Joe Galante says Carter is “completely unique in the way she approaches making her records and writing songs.” Carter says she is “ecstatic to be with an amazing label that shares my vision.” 04/23/02