Watch: Carter Winter talks making country music, connecting with fans in TIDAL Road to MIA video premiere
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The Made in America Festival 2017 hits Philadelphia on Sept. 2 and 3 and AXS.com is pleased to team up with TIDAL to premiere country music sensation Carter Winter’s Road to MIA profile video, which drops today, Aug. 16, at noon EST for TIDAL members and non-members to watch on the popular music streaming platform.

Carter Winter’s loyal fan base knows him well as the breakout singer-songwriter who has opened for country superstars like Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, and Travis Tritt. His sophomore EP, Whiskey in Me, was released with multi-Grammy Award-winning producers Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell) and Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts).

In the captivating profile video, he discusses his music journey which began at a young age with listening to music with his grandpa. He cites Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and Garth Brooks as early influences. He also talks about using music to cope with anxiety and depression and making emotional connections with his listeners, which drives him to keep making music.

Winter says, “What drives me is the people out there who show that they appreciate it; that my words me something to them. If they’re sad, it made them so much worse, to the point where they could cry and get it out and feel better. Or, if they’re happy, it made them happier. People vibing off of my words and appreciating it is what keeps me making music.”

Carter’s songs resonate with honesty and vulnerability. He has a knack for telling stories that grab his listeners in the heart. You can watch him talk about his love for reaching people with his music in the attached video.

Winter joins a huge lineup at this year’s MIA Festival which includes JAY-Z, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Migos, Stormzy and more. Visit the Made in America Festival 2017 website for more information and watch the Road to MIA artist profile video series on TIDAL. Get a TIDAL free trial here.

Follow @CarterWinter on Twitter and check out Carter Winter’s website here and stay tuned to AXS.com for Made in America Festival updates.