Aaron Carpenter returns with “Proud,” a poignant song from the road that celebrates the enduring influence of family and friends on a musician and the deep-seated desire to make them proud. The track was produced by Oren Yoel (Miley Cyrus, Fitz and The Tantrums, Tori Kelly). Download / stream “Proud” HERE.

“‘Proud’ perfectly describes what I’ve felt since I moved to L.A. on my own, away from all of my family – after everything that we’ve been through,” says Aaron Carpenter. “In 2015, I lost both my stepbrother and stepdad. They were both such big supporters and motivators of me pursuing my passion along with the rest of my family. I hope that ‘Proud’ resonates and helps people the same way that it’s helped me!” “Proud” is the latest in a string of singles Carpenter has released since signing to Capitol Records.

Growing up in Louisiana, music was Carpenter’s entire world. Raised on everything from classic country to pop-punk to the Stevie Wonder records his grandmother often spun for him, he took up drumming at age 11, later teaching himself to play piano and guitar. He began posting cover songs in 2015 on Instagram, where he now has nearly four million followers

Ready to share his own original songs, Carpenter headed to Los Angeles in 2016 and soon landed sessions with A-list songwriters. After spending nearly every day in the studio for an entire year, he signed with Capitol Records. He is currently working on his debut album.