VIDEO: New record deal for Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter chats to Ryan Smith about his new record deal with Decca Records

A NEW record deal; big gigs; and throwing himself into the hat for the upcoming Garth Brooks shows in Croke Park are just some of the things keeping country music’s Nathan Carter busy.

The Liverpool-born musician, who has lived in Enniskillen for close to two years, sat down with the Fermanagh Herald for a video interview this week, to update us on how he has been getting on.

“The last few months have been brilliant, we’ve been busy doing a lot of concerts and played some great venues all over Ireland – Cork Opera House, two nights in Dublin’s famous Olympia theatre – a load of concerts and been really busy,” Nathan said.

And, just recently, he signed with the famous Decca Records.

“The last two weeks I’ve been over to London a couple of times, and signed with Decca Records who are famous all over the world.

“They’ve had people like Van Morrison – you name it – Tom Jones, they’ve all been there. For them to sign someone like me is pretty big stuff for me.”

The signing of this deal could lead to new opportunities further afield for Nathan.

“It definitely excites me anyway. I love Ireland and I love gigging in Ireland. I’ve been lucky that we’ve done a few gigs in England and we’ve been very busy in Scotland the last couple of years but to get over to the likes of Europe would be totally different.”

As for new music, Nathan, who is managed by Garrison musician John Farry, is keeping busy behind the scenes – and continues to gig on a regular basis.

“I’ve been lucky, over the last year the two albums that I’ve released, the first one ‘Where I Wanna Be’ last year and this year I released my live album called ‘Wagon Wheel Live’ and unbelievably the two of them went to number one here in Ireland which was incredible, I never expected it by any means.

“So that was a big shock for us, when something new comes up they (fans) seem to lap it up.

“They (fans) like both, gigging and new material, it excites me to get new stuff out there, especially that I’ve had a hand in writing myself – that pushes me more to make a good job of it.”

One of the big rumours surrounding the singer lately, has been the coveted support slot for the legendary Garth Brooks, who performs in Croke Park this summer.

And, Nathan revealed that while his name has been ‘put in the hat’, he isn’t aware of a decision having been made.

“There was a lot of rumours that went round that I’m supporting him, we put our name in the hat but they haven’t said who’s doing it yet. If I get great, if I don’t I’ll be there anyway watching him – I can’t wait.”

For our video interview with Nathan, see below:


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