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Cody Carter, a rising talent in San Diego’s country music scene, is poised to steal your heart with his soulful tunes. A 2024 San Diego Music Awards nominee for Best Country Song, Cody’s passion for music transcends mere notes and chords. 

  • A Journey of Love and Legacy: Cody’s journey began long before the spotlight found him. His father’s poignant words after witnessing a live performance still echo in his soul: “Kid, don’t ever abandon this music dream. You’ve got something extraordinary to share.” Those words, etched in memory, fueled Cody’s unwavering commitment to his craft. The birth of his son and daughter further ignited his musical fire, a legacy passed down from father to son.

  • From Iowa Highways to California Dreams: Picture young Cody, riding shotgun in his dad’s red pickup truck, Alan Jackson’s cassette tape spinning on repeat. Those Iowa highways carried more than just miles—they carried the seeds of Cody’s musical destiny. His eclectic taste—from Jackson Browne to Willie Nelson—shaped his soul, infusing country and rock 'n roll into his veins.

  • The Black Guitar and the Eagles’ Legacy: At 23, Cody took fate into his own hands. Armed with an old black guitar (a nod to Don Henley’s iconic instrument), he embarked on a musical odyssey. The Eagles’ “Hell Freezes Over” tour had left an indelible mark, and Cody was determined to create magic of his own.

  • San Diego’s Musical Oasis: Now a proud Southern California resident, Cody graces San Diego’s most sought-after live music venues. His country band, Ramblin’ Fever, boasts an all-star lineup: Aaron Brownwood (steel guitar), Cheyne Dolly (drums), Aaron Hook (bass), and Steven Crowle (electric guitar). They’ve carved out a residency at bars where country fans two-step their cares away.

  • Setlist Magic: A Blend of Nostalgia and Freshness: When Cody takes the stage, expect a musical journey. His setlist weaves originals, timeless classics, and fresh hits from today’s chart-toppers. Whether it’s a heartfelt ballad or a boot-stomping anthem, Cody’s voice resonates with authenticity.

  • Cody’s latest single, “Play Me One More”, is making waves. Produced by the talented Mike Butler, this no-nonsense track captures the essence of late country nights and was featured on Whiskey Riff’s New Country Music Friday’s playlist alongside heavyweights like Cody Johnson, Jason Aldean, Corey Kent, and Toby Keith.

  • Join the Journey: Cody Carter isn’t just an artist; he’s a storyteller, a keeper of memories, and a bridge between generations. So, grab your cowboy boots, feel the rhythm, and let Cody’s melodies transport you to a place where the heart sings louder than words.



November 3rd, 2023

SAN DIEGO, CA — Cody Carter, a no-nonsense country music artist based in San Diego released his latest single, 'Play Me One More' today. Cody and his band recorded the single with producer, Mike Butler in San Diego. The San Diego based country music band will continue to release new music later this year and into 2024. The song was featured on Whiskey Riff's New Country Music Friday's playlist amongst other country artists like Cody Johnson, Jason Aldean, Corey Kent and Toby Keith. Cody and his country music band will be playing more live shows this fall and winter in the San Diego area.

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July 29th, 2023

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Cody Carter Band will debut at Civita Park with a mix of country music favorites – country classics, new songs by popular artists and a few originals. The popular country band in San Diego recently performed at the San Diego Fair. Come with your dancin' boots for a rockin' good time! Guests are invited to bring blankets, beach chairs and picnics or enjoy food truck fare. No glass, please. A concert for the whole family with nearby play areas and a splash fountain...READ MORE

November 11th, 2022

ENCINITAS, CA — Cody Carter, a rising talent in San Diego, has just released his first studio recorded song called "Last Call." This upbeat track showcases Carter's exceptional vocal range and catchy melodies, making it a must-listen for fans of country music. "I am so excited to finally share this song with the world," Carter said. "Releasing this has been a long time coming and I can't wait to hear what people think. "Last Call" is the first single off of Carter's upcoming EP, which is set to be released later in 2023. Fans can stream "Last Call" on all major music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. Be sure to book this premier country music band in the San Diego area for a private event.


JULY 7th, 2022

NEWTON, IA — Live Music – Experience the concerts on the Turn 4 Stage, located behind the grandstands above Turn 4, featuring live country music from both Cody Carter of San Diego and Damon Dotson on Friday afternoon/evening. Great Food – Fans can purchase a Friday night feast from any of the 50 food trucks that will be positioned in the Midway area as part of the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend Food Truck Challenge...READ MORE


JULY 2nd, 2021

OKOBOJI, IA — Cody Carter will be the first act starting at noon. Cody and I go way back to when we met at Iowa State. That friendship has carried over time and we’ve been in each other’s weddings and watched from afar how we’ve grown as people and husbands and fathers. He’s originally from Newton but resides now in sunny San Diego. Along with mostly the country classics everyone knows, he also has a great batch of original music he is currently working on in a studio in California....READ MORE


FEBRUARY 28th, 2020

ENCINITAS — Growing up in Newton, Iowa, Cody Carter was surrounded by music thanks to his parents, especially his father. He said his late father played music often on their record player, passing on the vinyl records to him.

Today, Carter, who lives in Encinitas with his wife and two young children, is bringing the Iowa upbringing to the beach. Playing those same vinyl records passed on from his dad, Carter is instilling a love and appreciation for music in his own children. A premier country music band in San Diego for private events......READ MORE



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