Deana Carter is known for her beautiful vocals on memorable songs like "Strawberry Wine," We Danced Anyway" and "How Do I Get There," but she's preparing to embark on a new path soon: acting.

According to the Paris Post Intelligencer, Carter will star in a new film called Painted Horses. The film is directed by Damian Fulton, and the singer will play the role of Aunt Nora who is a mentor to Pam, played by Madelyn Deutch (Windsor, Texas Rising), a teacher with a rough past trying to make a difference.

"I feel as though I’m the perfect age for it," Carter says of the role as Aunt Nora. "I’ve had experience in life and traveled just like the character. She’s a bit of a mentor you might look up to. She’s kind of a rebel herself, but I think she feels fine to be settled."

Carter explains she learned about the role from casting director Gabrielle Evans.

"It was very out of the blue and great because I had been praying about finding more opportunities," she says. "I want to spend more time with my 11-year-old son as he’s reaching his teen years and want him to be able to tour with me in the summers."

Painted Horses has no set release date, but is expected to air next spring.

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