- Associated Press - Monday, July 19, 2010

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Fred Carter Jr., a longtime Nashville studio musician and father of country musician Deana Carter, has died. He was 76.

He died of complications from a stroke Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee, according to an obituary and funeral arrangements released Monday by a public relations firm.

Born in Louisiana, Carter began his career as a staff guitarist on the Shreveport-based country music show known as the “Louisiana Hayride.” He settled in Nashville in the late 1950s as a session player and worked with a steady stream of country artists, including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. He also worked with Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday.

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