Student To Professional
Blake "Shy" Carter
Blake "Shy" Carter is a soulful, funky and versatile writer, producer and singer who seamlessly mixes pop, funk and soul with catchy hooks. Shy’s songs invoke a happy and carefree atmosphere that is on the verge of its own genre.
Shy attended Grand Valley State University on a full ride scholarship and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. While living in Grand Rapids one of his songs "I Got Soul" quickly rose in popularity and rotation on WSNX 104.5 FM. He then finished producing, writing, and mixing his first independent solo album, released in his last year of college.
After signing a production deal with Nelly, upon graduation Shy moved to Atlanta in 2007. One of his first attempts at writing a pop song Shy co-wrote "Stuck Like Glue". "Stuck Like Glue" was released in 2010, selling almost three million copies and has become the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time, and the highest debut for a country group or duo on the Hot 100, debuting at Number 20.
In August of 2012, Shy signed a record deal as part of a group called "Cadillacs in Space" with Interscope Records. In 2013, Shy was a part of two songs on country artist Billy Currington's album. Shy also appeared on the "Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop" Gloria Trevia's album De Pelicula, singing a rap verse on "Hablablah".
Shy is currently finishing Cadillacs In Space’s debut album, working on a group project with Billy Currington, and many other projects including a highly anticipated top-secret jammed-out solo album!
Shy currently enjoys life in Los Angeles with his wife Jennifer. Throughout his time in Los Angeles, Shy has collaborated with many different writers and artists including Rob Thomas, Ray J, Mr. Midwest, American Idol runner-up Haley Reinhart, Marcus Canty, Faith Hill, Ashanti, Chingy, and many more artists, writers and producers.
Facebook: Shy Carter (www.facebook.com/shycartermusic)
Twitter: @FollowGODNotShy and @TeamSHYCARTER
Page last modified December 20, 2013