About the song...
All of the Above is the newest wedding song I have written. After taking a couple years off from songwriting I felt the desire to write again and add to my collection of country wedding songs. I wanted to write another song that could be used for multiple situations. Unity candle, first dance, etc...As I started to explore ideas, I wanted to focus on what a bride and groom give to be together. From the standpoint of the man, he gives his love, devotion, and protection all the days of his life. From there I began to build on the story and answer the questions of "How do I commit myself to you? What will I give you?" Before I knew it I had a melody and a draft of lyrics that would quickly begin to take the shape of what would be All of the Above. The song is a pattern of questions and the groom already knows the answer. It's a simple "Yes." He will do all said things and more. With a busy schedule, I completed the song in a matter of a few days and recorded a demo version on my acoustic guitar. The demo was actually recorded in the back of our family mini-van while I waited for my youngest son to finish his basketball practice! I wanted piano to be the featured instrument on the official studio recording so the guitar arrangement I had written was then transposed to piano. All of the Above is a vow and a promise made by two people who are ready to spend all the days of their lives together. If you are looking for country wedding songs, this is one that you should seriously consider.
- Tony Carter
All of the Above is a beautiful new wedding song that speaks with a love and devotion for one another. With lyrics that express a true love and faithfulness, this is a must have for your special day. If you are looking for country wedding songs, you have come to the right place! CD and Mp3 Bundle include band, acoustic, and performance tracks. Sheet Music comes with male and female vocal key ranges. Only available here, from T Carter Music!
About the song...
This Ring was the first wedding song that I had written and it was actually for my own wedding. Of all of my original wedding songs, this is the one that is nearest and dearest to my heart and the song that started what is now known as T Carter Music. I wanted a song that captured my feelings and journey in life of finding my soulmate. This is when I found out that songwriting can be theraputic but I also struggled to put my feelings and thoughts into words. With guitar in hand, I began playing with a simple melody that eventually became the intro to This Ring. I then began working on lyrics and chord progressions that would accompany the intro. I believe I had the title of the song "This Ring" before I had written any of the other lyrics. The song began to take shape when I wrote the chorus lyrics "In my life, I can see...that you were made for me..." This would lead to the symbolic relevance of the ring and my commitment to love, devotion, dedication, etc..."With this ring, I'm giving you my all..."
I performed This Ring to my lovely bride on June 1st, 2001. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding that took place on property that my grandparents owned. It was a very emotional moment for us. It was a beautiful day with our family and friends and little did I know the impact that the song would make in the years to come. Fast forward to 2006. I had not played my guitar in almost 3 years. I decided to sit on the porch one day and play a little when my wife, Carrie, asked me to play our wedding song. Reluctantly I obliged. Afterwards, she told me that I should record the song and that other people may want to use it for their wedding day. After months of consideration, I did a home recording of This Ring and sent it to a Nashville studio producer and recording engineer. When I came back a couple of weeks later I was stunned to hear the polished and professional version that the studio did with my song.
With a single wedding song in hand, I was excited to see the opportunites that would come if I could find a way to market my product. Within another few months I had built a tiny website and was selling single copies of This Ring that I would burn from my home computer. To my surprise, sales started to skyrocket and I was sending copies of This Ring all over the world. It was at this time I realized that I was on to something and that I had better write more wedding songs. I began researching they types of music and most requested music for wedding ceremonies. Within a month I had ideas and had written two more songs. Dance With Me, and Here We Stand were immediately recoreded and added to the collection. To read more about the inspiration and writing process for those songs you will have to go to those pages and read more about them. But, it was This Ring that started it all musically for T Carter Music Inc. It was something I didn't plan. To me it was just a song I had written for my wife. To the world, it became something that would capture the hearts of many wedding couples. What a blessing this song has been.
- Tony Carter
Me singing "This Ring" at my wedding.
This Ring a beautiful and original wedding composition written as a vow that can be used for the first dance, unity candle, Christian wedding song, or vow renewal. This Ring is a wedding song that truly says it all and you will have your wedding guests talking with this perfect song choice. Keepsake CD and Mp3 Bundle include band, acoustic, and performance tracks. CD also includes the songs Here We Stand & Dance With Me. Sheet Music comes with male and female vocal key ranges. Only available here, from T Carter Music!
Here We Stand is a powerful and emotional unity candle wedding song that speaks from the heart. Written for the lighting of the unity candle, but often used as a first dance song Here We Stand captures the precious moments that a bride and groom share. With over 4 million YouTube views, this is a wedding favorite. Keepsake CD and Mp3 Bundle include band, acoustic, and performance tracks. CD also includes the songs This Ring & Dance With Me. Sheet Music comes with male and female vocal key ranges. Only available here, from T Carter Music!