21 year old Coby Carter was born in Lubbock, TX and is a senior at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM working on his Ag Business Degree.
In 2013 he won the Rising Star Award from the Cowtown Society of Western Music. He is the 2014 and 2015 Academy of Western Artists Western Swing Male Vocalist of the Year. He and his band 5 Miles West were named Western Swing Duo/Group for 2015. Also, he was honored to be a top five finalist for Male Vocalist of the Year for the 2015 Ameripolitan Awards.
Coby has had the privilege of performing at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium for the past 11 years. He and his band are also honored to be a part of the San Angelo Cowboy Gathering in September of 2015 and 2016. They will also be playing in Canton at the Honky Tonk Halloween Festival in October 2016. They are also honored to be a part of the first and second annual Goodnight Under the Stars in 2015 and 2016 to benefit the Charles Goodnight Foundation.
Coby has also made guest appearances with Billy Mata and The Texas Tradition and Jason Roberts and his band at the legendary Broken Spoke in Austin, TX.
Coby had the great opportunity to record his first CD "Legends" with Grammy Award Winner Bobby Flores producing, it featured duets with such greats as Bobby Flores, Jake Hooker, Leon Rausch, and Jody Nix. The album was nominated for Western Swing Album of the Year, and Pure Country Album of the year for the 2014 AWAs.
You can go to Coby’s website for a sample of the CD and pictures.
cobycartermusic.com is my website and here is a link to one of the songs on his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0cOj9LIVN0
Coby Carter and 5 Miles West play a mixture of western swing, Texas country, and traditional country.