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Rising Stars: Meet Carter Skyers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carter Skyers.

Hi Carter, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve been on a stage for the majority of my life. Going past all of the childhood talent shows and choir showcases, the real story starts with meeting my mentor and producer, Stevie Bensusen. I was thirteen years old when I started working with Stevie. In the beginning, he was just my vocal coach. We worked together for about three years before I took a break from music to focus on the rest of high school and the theater productions that I was also a part of. Once I graduated, I knew I had to get right back to working with him. I felt that in my bones. Since the summer of 2019, we’ve been working together non-stop! I’ve been focusing on growing an audience through covers. It has been one of the best experiences in my career because it has allowed be to truly find my sound as an artist, and grow as a vocalist and performer. Currently, I’m working on my first EP. No official release date for the full project as of yet, but I’m looking to start releasing singles this coming fall!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I would say it has been pretty straightforward but not exactly smooth. A lot of the struggles were and still are at times mental. It’s easy to put time and effort into a craft when the motivation is there. I had to learn the value of consistency and how to give my all on days that I didn’t feel like giving half.

I also needed to master patience. I haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m on the way there. I want to stay in this industry for a long time, and great things take time to make. That’s been one of the hardest lessons to truly grasp, just how important patience is.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a singer and songwriter. I love telling stories and connecting with people. Anyone who knows me knows of me as a singer and a performer. I’ve got a unique sound and can’t wait for more people to hear it. Not only online but at live shows as well! I post my singing videos and performances on my Instagram page and YouTube channel!

I am most proud of how much I have grown as a vocalist and as an artist in the last three years. Music is vocational for me. I’m so lucky to have my talents align with my passions. It is one of the greatest gifts that I have been given.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I’ve been lucky enough to live in the same house my entire life. So when I think of home, I think of the stability. Many of my friends have moved several times, and I can see a glimpse of how uneasy it can be. I’ve never had to think about someplace new to call my home. That’s a blessing. The SFV, and Canoga Park more specifically, is such an eclectic place. Lots of people live here that come from a multitude of backgrounds, so it has definitely instilled a strong sense of others within me. I’d say that is what I like the best about my city.

What I like the least would be the heat. It can get up to 115°F during the summers and sometimes during hot flashes in late spring as well. As a kid growing up, I would ride my bike everywhere, and it would just get unbearable after a while. Even now, I have to pick the right times to go out. All in all, not too bad when that’s my least favorite part about where I live.

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Image Credits
Ali Watson (Beach Photos) Hunter Pack (Yellow backdrop photos & Music video BTS still photo)

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