A country music singer accidentally killed himself while shooting a music video in Texas, according to reports.
Justin Carter, 35, died after he shot himself with a gun that was being used as a prop, local ABC station KTRK reported.
"He was a wonderful artist," Carter's mother, Cindy McClellan, told Fox News. "He was the voice, he was the total package and we're trying to keep his legend [alive]."
According to McClellan, Carter was carrying the gun in his pocket when it went off and "caught my son in the corner of his eye."
He was father to two young children.
"He loved our God very much," McClellan said. "He had a Bible in his room, in the den, he had one in his truck. He gave to charities."
Carter had just signed a deal with Triple Threat Management, which confirmed his death Thursday.
“Justin had a potential to, you know, in our eyes, and a lot of people's eyes to be the next Garth Brooks," Mark Atherton, who signed Carter, told KTRK.
His family is asking for donations to pay for funeral costs.