Some make their name in front of the mike or camera . . . others do it as a producer, writer or technician. Jimmy Carter has done them all! Since 1968, at age 15, when he started his on-the-job training at his favorite rock radio station, Carter has taken in firsthand knowledge of what it takes to make a successful radio and television show, from his first radio documentary on the Beatles in '68 to his Emmy award-winning work as Executive Producer of one of the nation's most honored television stations, WSMV-TV Nashville. Carter has worked as a street reporter covering civil rights, hurricanes and controversial politics in his home state of Alabama; as a UPI award-winning television news producer at NBC's Birmingham station; and as producer of "The Scene at Six" on WSM-TV, a winner of virtually every award given to a TV news department (including the coveted Dupont Columbia and Edward R. Murrow). As Executive Producer at CBS's Houston station, his work included coverage of everything from NASA to major airline crashes, to exciting Texas politics.
Jimmy Carter's Nashville credits include an Emmy for his public service TV work and multiple Emmy nominations for his news, children's, sports and public affairs specials. He was the recipient of an IRIS award for his special on the celebrated Iroquois Steeplechase. His affiliation with Barbara Mandrell productions as a writer/producer brought about two of the highest rated specials in The Nashville Networks history. While maintaining his producing and writing, his work covering Hollywood for the Crook and Chase/Weekend and Weekday shows has taken him all over the world, from James Bond premieres in London to the Academy Awards in Hollywood. Jimmy has interviewed every major film star of the last 20 years . . . Eastwood, Connery, Lemmon, Redford, Costner, Stallone and hundreds of others! His association with all of the country stars of the last 20 years gives him firsthand, in-person knowledge of what the stars are doing. Carter is with them, watching them, covering them on a daily basis.
Jimmy Carter has been recognized by Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Entertainment and, if all this isn't enough, was most recently honored by Who's Who among America's Teachers, an honor only given to the top 5% of all teachers. Somehow, he finds time to teach two very well respected classes in the Mike Curb School of Music Business at Nashville's Belmont University. The top music executives, publishers, managers and performers all speak in Carter's classes and seminars. He's got ALL the bases covered!
There is no substitute for experience! Jimmy Carter loves Nashville, Hollywood and New York. You'll get the scoop from someone who really knows. Great broadcast names like WSM, NBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, TNN and the BBC/Scotland all appear on his resume, and now he's on OUR team!