Up and coming country music star Justin Carter is reported dead from an “accidental” gun shot.
35-year-old Carters career as a musician looked promising according to his manager Mark Atherton.
“Justin had the potential in our eyes and a lot of people’s eyes to be the next Garth Brooks,” said Atherton, who described the client he’d signed only that week as, “… kind of like the class clown, but when it was time to get down to business, he got down to it.”
Atherton added that he knew few details about the situation surrounding Carters death.
Information on how the shooting occurred is muddled with some news organizations reporting the weapon in question was a prop used in the recording of a new music video inside Carters apartment.
Other news outlets quote Carters mother Cindy McClellan further adding to the strangeness of the events. According to her, the country artist had a gun in his pocket that “… “went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye.”
A fund has been set up for fans to donate to the funeral expenses while Carters family awaits word from Veterans Affairs on whether his military service qualifies for burial benefits.
The untimely death of the artist comes after having written, produced and recorded over 30 songs in just 6 months, and 3 upcoming shows scheduled in 2019.
Atherton says his management company Triple Threat Management, plans to release the music already completed by Carter with the profits going to his family to support his young daughter.
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