In 2007, Carter landed a production deal with Nelly and began producing tracks for artists like Ashanti and Chingy. Signing a publishing deal with Primary Wave Entertainment the following year, he soon expanded his songwriting into other genres. Within a couple years he’d co-written Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue,” a double-platinum hit that shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs chart and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Carter next began popping up as a featured artist on such eclectic songs as Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi’s 2013 hit “Habla Blah Blah,” Currington’s rendition of Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes,” Meghan Trainor’s “Mr. Almost”, & Charlie Puth’s “As You Are” (one of the two songs he co-wrote for Puth’s album Nine Track Mind). Shy is known for building relationships and his relationship with Big Yellow Dog Music (publisher for Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, and many more) has led to an opportunity to release his own work on their indie label