The Musicians Hall of Fame would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Fred Carter, Jr.. Fred passed away on July 17th at the age of 76.

Fred was a well known Nashville session musician who played on songs like Marty Robbins’ “El Paso,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay”. In his career, Carter worked with Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings,  Kris Kristofferson, Dale Hawkins and many others. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was an in-demand studio musician, most often on guitar, and encouraged artists like Joan Baez, Neil Young and The Band to record in Nashville.