Deana Carter Biography


Deana Carter is an American Country music singer-songwriter. She is married and a mother of one.

Relationship Facts of Deana Carter

  • Deana Carter is married to Jim Mcphail.
  • Deana Carter married on July 06, 2018.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 284 days 💑
  • She is mother of One(Gray Hayes Hicky).
  • Deana Carter is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Deana Carter?

Deana Carter is happily married to Jim McPhail. They married on 6th July 2018 at the Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach, Fla.

She wore a halter gown with a high neck and a low-cut neckline covered by lace. She topped it with a pearl tiara. Similarly, her husband wore royal blue pants, a tan blazer, and a white button-down shirt with no tie.

Their marriage was conducted by her sister-in-law and her brother Jeff Carter. They met each other through mutual friends in the year 2017.

Previous relationship

Deana Carter was previously married to Christopher Di Croce in 1995-2001 and in 2009-2012 married to Brandon Malone.

From 1982-1983, Deana was in a relationship with James Denton.

Chris Hicky and Carter had a one-year relationship from 2003-2004. They have a 13-year-old son, Gray Hayes Hicky.

Who is  Deana Carter?

Deana Carter is an American Country music singer-songwriter who is known for their debut album Did I Shave My Legs For This, Strawberry Wine. She released her albums Everything’s Gonna Be Alright and The Story of My Life.

She won the Country Music Association Awards for Single of the Year Strawberry Wine.  

Deana Carter: Birth facts, Family

Deana Carter was born as Deana Melinda Carter on January 4, 1966, in  Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

She daughter of Fred Carter, Jr. and June Carter. Her father is a singer, guitarist, and producer. He named her after famous crooner, Dean Martin.

She has two brothers Ronnie and Jeff.

Deana Carter’s Professional Life & Career

In 1991, Carter’s first album was only released in Europe.

She released her ironic ‘Did I Shave My Legs For This?’ Carter burst onto the country music scene in 1996, which was a certified 5x multi-platinum in the United States for sales of over 5 million.

Just as her Dad nicknamed her, with a ‘Little Bit of Sunshine.

Deana’s Three songs are listed on Billboard country charts among 14 songs:

1. Strawberry Wine was written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison.

2. We Dance Anyway was written by Randy Scruggs and Matraca Berg.

3. How Do I Get Three? was written by Chris Farren and co-written and recorded by Deana Carter.


  • 2001: Father Christmas is the third studio album folk, World, & Country genre album.
  • 2003:I’m Just a Girl is the fourth studio album packed at #6 in the US. Top Country Album chart and #58 on the Billboard.
  • 2007: The Chain is the sixth studio album that peaked at #60 on the US  Country chart. The first and only single off the album “On the Road Again”.
  • 2013: Southern Way of Life is released after The Chain, Carter took some time off from recording music to spend at home with her son.


Deana as an actress appeared in the movies Running From My Root 2018, The Watch, and Anastasia 1997.

Carter’s Awards, Nominations

Deana Carter was nominated 3 times for Grammy Awards.

She was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1997, 1998, and 2011, and for the first time in 2012 nominated for Country Music Association Award.

Carter won the Acadamy of Country Music Awards for the Song Strawberry Wine. 

Carter’s Net worth, Earnings

As of 2022, Deana Carter’s net worth is $5 million. As an American singer, she has an average salary of $21,621 – $207,938. She also earns from her YouTube channel.

Carter sold her Spanish-style bungalow near West Hollywood for $836,000. It was $1,080 square feet.

Deana Carter- Rumors and controversy

Carter is doing well in her personal and professional life. She has not been part of any big rumors and controversy.

Body measurement

Deana has blonde hair and grey eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and has a decent weight.

Social Media

Carter has around 14.3k followers on Twitter, 35.1k on Instagram, and 512k on Facebook. She is active on Facebook since 18th November 2010 and on Twitter since August 2009.

On Instagram, she is following personalities like Trisha Yearwood, Candace Owens, Brandi Carlile, Julia Roberts, and Jessica Simpson.


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