Country singer Justin Carter dies at 35 in accidental shooting, reports say

Country singer Justin Carter dies at 35 in accidental shooting, reports say

The rising country singer died after a reported accidental shooting that occurred in Texas.

Carter's mother, Cindy McClellan, told ABC 13: 'His music was his world.

"He was a wonderful artist".

"He was the voice, he was the total package and we're trying to keep his legend [alive]", McClellan said. KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate in Houston, reported that Atherton "doesn't know too many details, other than it was an accidental shooting" that took place during production on a video.

"He was a wonderful person, very loving and he loved our God very much", McClellan shared. He gave to charities. He now plans to release all the music Carter has recorded and hand over the proceeds from sales to his family.

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Requests to Triple Threat Management for comment were not returned Thursday.

"Justin had the potential in our eyes and a lot of people's eyes to be the next Garth Brooks", said Atherton, who further described his new client as "kind of like the class clown, but when it was time to get down to business, he got down to it".

According to his website, Carter "fully committed" to having a career in country music past year and had written, produced and recorded more than 30 songs in the span of six months.

"Please keep Justin's family in your prayers and give them privacy in this hard time", a post on his Instagram account reads.

According to Carter's Facebook page, he was at work on a solo album and had recently released two singles. He was always just so full of energy, just so fun.

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