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Musician Fred Carter, Jr. Profile (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-05-24

Duration: 00:11:52

Subjects: Country music | Carter, Fred, Jr.


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Carter, Fred, Jr. Interviewee
  • Guice, Johnney Interviewee


This segment from the May 24, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s profile of musician Fred Carter, Jr. of Winnsboro, Louisiana, a songwriter and session guitarist who worked in Nashville for decades. He discusses: his start in the music business; some of the artists he’s worked with, including Dean Martin and Simon and Garfunkel; and the recent benefit concert on his behalf at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, home of the Louisiana Hayride. It also includes an interview with Johnney Guice, Carter’s longtime friend. Host: Robert Collins