Music legend Bill Carter inspires students with tales from rich life experiences

By Jim Bessman

He’s already excelled in several careers, from Secret Service agent for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, to tour lawyer for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, to artist management for the likes of Reba McEntire and Shenandoah.

But all of Bill Carter’s achievements now come into play in his latest incarnation—inspirational speaker at colleges.

In fact, Carter’s most recent speech last month at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) may well lead not only to more such engagements at colleges in America, but corporate appearances here and overseas as well.​

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Bill Carter Speaks To George Washington University’s Pre-Law Fraternity

Here is another great Jim Bessman article, this time highlighting the legendary lawyer as he offers insight and encouragement to the students at George Washington University.

By Jim Bessman

Bill Carter, the legendary former Secret Service agent for President John F. Kennedy whose later music business experience includes managing artists like Reba McEntire and legal representation for the Rolling Stones, recently recounted his remarkable career before the George Washington University Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity at the Marvin Center Amphiteater in Washington, D.C.

But Carter also addressed the anxiety that students naturally feel as they near the end of their college studies.

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Carter announces lineup for 2014 Johnny Cash Music Festival

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, according to an announcement made today by concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter. Additionally, legendary singer and comedian Mark Lowry will host the fourth annual event. The concert is set for August 15th and will once again take …

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A conversation about JFK with ex-Secret Service agent Bill Carter

On the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, Jim Bessman offers this interview with Bill Carter discussing the historic event. “It’s understandably a stressful time for Bill Carter.” Bessman goes on to explain, “While he was in Washington, D.C., on November 22, 1963, he was quickly assigned to Lee Harvey Oswald’s …

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Carter reflects on growth of Cash Music Festival

The Jonesboro Sun recently ran this article highlighting the Johnny Cash Music Festival at Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR. “Producer Bill Carter is pleased with the growth of the Johnny Cash Music Festival and its future outlook.The first year was a huge show…” Read the full article at www.jonesborosun.com (subscription required)

Carter Loses Longtime Friend In Passing Of Chet Flippo

Bill recently lost one of his lifelong friends at the passing of music journalist Chet Flippo. This article by Jim Bessman chronicles Bill and Chet’s work together. “Chet Flippo, one of the most respected music journalists of his time, died today in Nashville. He was 69.” “Bill Carter, the legendary Rolling Stones tour attorney/country music …

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