Deana Carter gets a little help from her friends
Friday, August 17, 2007
– Deana Carter will get help from friends like Kris, Willie, Dolly and George when her next disc is out in October.
Carter, who had a huge hit with "Strawberry Wine" in 1996, will release "The Chain" Oct. 9 on Vanguard, her second release for the label. Helping Carter out will be Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Dolly Parton, John Anderson, Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings.
Carter, 41, has not been in the to 20 since "There's No Limit" in 2002. She also had number 1 hits with "We Danced Anyway" in 1996 and "How Do I Get There" in 1997.
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