Recording artist, decorated songwriter and producer Shy Carter has introduced himself as a full-fledged entertainer with the earthy groove and unflagging spirit of “Good Love” and, most recently, raucous county anthem, “Beer With My Friends” (feat. Cole Swindell and David Lee Murphy). Carter will continue revealing the infinite facets of his artistry on his debut EP, The Rest Of Us, due October 29. The eight-song project showcases his unique brand of soul country.
“I am so excited to announce this project,” Carter said. “The Rest Of Us has songs you can play in the club, at a barbecue, on a boat. Sexy songs, inspirational songs and songs that may make you cry – in a good way! It’s a lot of fun, but it’s also got a lot of heart. The title track in particular is really important to me. It’s about how some people seem to have their lives in order and everything seems to be giong well for them, and then there’s the rest of us. There’s the people who struggle, who have pain, who have messed up and have made it this far only by the awesome grace of God. I am one of the rest of us, and I’m so grateful for everything I’ve been through – because now it can all be used to make this amazing music.”
Fans can hear the EP’s “barroom banger” (MusicRow) “Beer With My Friends” now on country radio. Its official music video (watch HERE) features real-life buddies and collaborators Cole Swindell and David Lee Murphy, all celebrating together at Nashville’s legendary Springwater bar. The multi-talented musician co-wrote “Beer With My Friends” alongside Murphy and Bryan Simpson. Taste of Country praised the single for its “modern, yet ‘90s country-influenced melody” and “gang-vocal chorus” that are “sure to get the party started.”
Carter burst onto the scene in 2020 the “broad, breezy optimism” (NPR) of “Good Love.” He debuted “Good Love on NBC News’ 3rd Hour of TODAY (watch HERE) earlier this year, and the song was also featured on the Hallmark Channel. Now the born entertainer is sharing additional favorites from The Rest Of Us at shows across the West Coast on Tyler Rich’s Two Thousand Miles tour, which included a recent stop in Los Angeles at the world-famous Troubadour (check out tour dates and more HERE).
THE REST OF US TRACK LISTING
1. Beer With My Friends (feat. Cole Swindell and David Lee Murphy) (Shy Carter, Bryan Simpson, David Lee Murphy)
2. Wild (Shy Carter, David Garcia, Jessi Alexander)
3. Hurry (Shy Carter, Bryan Simpson, Tommy Cecil)
4. Lay You Down (Shy Carter, Nate Cyphert, David Garcia)
5. Hard (Shy Carter, Nathan Chapman, Bryan Simpson)
6. Good Love (Shy Carter, James Slater, Micah Carter, Carlo Colasacco)
7. The Rest Of Us (Shy Carter, Bryan Simpson, Josh Kerr)
8. Rhythm And Blue Jeans (Shy Carter, James Slater, Bobby Hamrick)
ABOUT SHY CARTER
Artist, songwriter and producer Shy Carter has reached all corners of the industry with his early success. With credits that span Kane Brown’s “Heaven” to Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Carter is one of the most formidable up-and-coming talents in Nashville and beyond. He is among the writers behind Billy Currington's “It Don't Hurt Like it Used To,” Sugarland’s smash hit “Stuck Like Glue” and Rob Thomas’ single “Someday.” In addition to his feature on Tim McGraw’s “Way Down,” Carter has collaborated with Keith Urban on both “Never Comin’ Down” and “My Wave.” Named to Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers list, he has also worked with Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly and more. His roots in gospel, jazz, R&B and soul developed into an early career in hip-hop, but his gift for storytelling and love of organic instrumentation led to a natural transition into country music. Now, with a transcendent style perfectly suited to the times, he’s ready to stand on his own as a country artist. His soul-infused sound spans the eight tracks of his debut EP, The Rest of Us. Due October 29, the EP ties a thread from the earthy groove and unflagging spirit of “Good Love” to raucous country anthem “Beer With My Friends” (feat. Cole Swindell and David Lee Murphy). The born entertainer made his TODAY debut this spring and has been named a 2021 Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, MusicRow magazine, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville and more.