Fred Carter Jr., a longtime Nashville studio musician and father of country musician Deana Carter, died July 17 in Nashville, Tenn., of complications from a stroke. He was 76.
Carter began his career as a staff guitarist on the Shreveport, La.-based country music show known as the “Louisiana Hayride.” He settled in Nashville in the late 1950s as a session player and worked with a steady stream of country artists, including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. He also worked with Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters.
Survivors include daughter Deana.