Shy Carter will perform the national anthem before Nashville SC’s match against Atlanta United FC pres. by Renasant Bank on Thursday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Songwriter, artist and producer Shy Carter has reached all corners of the industry with his early success. With credits that span Kane Brown’s “Heaven” to Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Carter is one of the most formidable up-and-coming talents in Nashville and beyond. He is among the writers behind Billy Currington's “It Don't Hurt Like it Used To,” Sugarland’s smash hit “Stuck Like Glue” and Rob Thomas’ single “Someday.”

In addition to his feature on Tim McGraw’s “Way Down,” Carter has collaborated with Keith Urban on both “Never Comin’ Down” and “My Wave.” Named to Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers list, he has also worked with Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly and more. His roots in gospel, jazz, R&B and soul developed into an early career in hip-hop, but his gift for storytelling and love of organic instrumentation led to a natural transition into country music. Now, with a transcendent style perfectly suited to the times, he’s ready to stand on his own as a country artist.

With its earthy groove, laid-back beat and unflagging spirit, Carter’s “Good Love” served as a fitting introduction to the man behind the music and was featured in the Hallmark Channel’s “Spring Fling” movie trailer. The born entertainer made his TODAY debut this spring and has been named a 2021 Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, MusicRow magazine, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville and more. Now it’s time to grab a cold one and turn up Carter’s rocking country anthem “Beer With My Friends” feat. Cole Swindell and David Lee Murphy. Cheers!