Country Singer Justin Carter Dead at 35 After Accidental Shooting

Joann Johnston
March 22, 2019

A representative with his management company, Triple Threat, told KTRK in Houston that they viewed him as the "next Garth Brooks". Justin is no longer with us, he has passed away.

The singer was reportedly filming a music video at his Texas apartment on Saturday when he was accidentally killed by a prop gun. Police did not immediately return a request for information.

Loved ones said Carter spent a lot of time recording music at Enclave Recording Studios in northeast Houston and was finishing up his new solo album when he died.

The country crooner had released a slew of new songs in the past year, including his singles, "Wouldn't Know" and "Perfect".

Justin Carter
Justin Carter

According to McClellan, Carter was about to embark on a 10-state tour after recently closing a deal with Triple Threat Management.

Speaking to the outlet after her son's death, Carter's mother, Cindy McClellan, said: "His music was his world". His mother spoke of how his daughters were his motivation to succeed, saying that he wanted to carve out a successful music career so that he could "take care of his family".

Carter was a "Texas-born and Texas-raised country boy to his core", according to his Facebook artist page bio.

The singer was influenced by Garth Brook, Clay Walker, George Strait and other country legends. "Times are changing and so are the (generation's) taste in music, but Justin tries to keep a happy medium between both old and new to satisfy everyone".

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