I’m a trained vocalist that leans toward country music, but can do many styles. Have been writing songs for 25 years now. I’ve got an ear for melodies, and have strength in lyric cadences. You can call me a jack of all trades.
Born and raised in a one light town in Georgia, I started singing at the age of 5. Songwriting followed shortly after at the age of 10. Being involved in music since then, I went to college as a vocal performance major. In 2010 I started traveling to Nashville on the weekends for vocal lessons, artist lessons etc. I met my husband in 2012 and we now have two beautiful kids and he is a pastor just outside of Nashville. I am now working with other artists to help build their brand with the skills I have.
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Interview with Heather Carder
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The song I’m most proud of is an original song that Anna Brinker helped me finish. A song dedicated to my grandmother who passed away after a long fight with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The song depicts what it was like growing up around her old kitchen table. My role in this song was the title and idea, some lyrics and some melody.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Lots of cowrites with artists in Nashville and Arkansas.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I love that analog is more out of the box so to speak and that it feels more personal, but digital is much easier to navigate in my opinion and has a set of “rules” if you will to make things a little easier.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to listen and help you achieve the goals you are trying to reach with the skills I can bring to the table.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Musicians live and breathe music. It’s in our souls.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you help me rework these lyrics? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it’s easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Tell me about yourself and how you got into music. What style do you lean towards? Name an artist that you think of when you think of this song.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me what you want and I’ll work hard to get it how you want it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, master writer, mic, laptop, logic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I work a full time job to support my music and do music when I’m not working.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Storyteller, classic country
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Cody Johnson, his classic style and ability to relate to a crowd of people is stunning to see.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: As a vocalist, don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it in one take.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocals and storytelling.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A good ear for hearing what a song could potentially be.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get a task and get to work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brent Baxter, Lance Carpenter, Hardy, Josh Turner, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, All up and coming artists
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lyrics and melody, vocal work