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Encyclopedia > Jason Michael Carroll
Jason Michael Carroll

Background information
Birth name Jason Michael Carroll
Born June 13, 1978 (1978-06-13) (age 29)
Origin Franklin County, North Carolina,  USA
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) vocals
Years active 2006-present
Label(s) Arista Nashville
Website Carroll's official web site

Jason Michael Carroll (born June 13, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Arista Nashville is a record company which has the artists Keith Anderson, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio, Jypsi, Brad Paisley, Phil Vassar. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Houston redirects here. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ...

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Biography

Carroll grew up in a religious household in Franklinton, North Carolina; his father was a strict fundamentalist preacher who viewed all kinds of popular music as the siren call of sin and would not allow any secular music played in the home or even on family trips in the car. His father went so far as to spank him when he found a copy of "Achy Breaky Heart" in his bedroom.[1] Franklinton is a town in Franklin County, North Carolina, United States. ... Achy Breaky Heart is a hit country music song from 1992 by Billy Ray Cyrus, first available on his CD Some Gave All. ...


He is a father of four children.


In 2004, encouraged by his mother, Carroll won a local singing competition, WRAZ FOX 50's Gimme the Mic. During this same period, Carroll had finished writing "Alyssa Lies." Carroll says he struggled to the point of getting migraines for a year and a half before finishing the song. He was discovered by Rusty Harmon, the manager who produced Hootie & the Blowfish a decade ago. By the summer of 2005, Carroll was a regular along Nashville's Music Row. He later signed with the booking agency Monterey Peninsula Artists Nashville and entered a recording agreement with Arista Records. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WRAZ, FOX50, is a broadcast television station based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Hootie & the Blowfish are an American pop-rock band, originally formed at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Soni Sonefeld and Mark Bryan. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Music Row is an area just to the southwest of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee that is home to hundreds of businesses related to the country music, gospel music, and Christian music industries. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ...


Carroll's debut album Waitin' in the Country, produced by Don Gehman (Pat Green, John Mellencamp, Hootie, REM) was released on February 6, 2007. In its opening week, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Charts. Waitin in the Country is the debut album by newcomer Jason Michael Carroll, released on February 6, 2007. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


With first-week sales of 57,608, and a Billboard 200 pop chart entry at #8, Carroll had once achieved both the best unit sales and the highest pop chart debut by a new country male artist since Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992[1]. However, thanks to his exposure on "American Idol", newcomer Bucky Covington's debut album later surpassed Carroll's sales[2]. Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a Grammy nominated American country singer and film and television actor, who is best known for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart (1992). ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American Country Music Singer. ...


On Saturday February 24, 2007 Carroll made his second (first televised) appearance on the Grand Ole Opry performing "Alyssa Lies" and "Livin' Our Love Song". is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ...


Jason Michael Carroll has four children, Gavin Michael, Savanna Nicole, Stori Paige, and J.W.


Discography

Albums

Year Album U.S. Top Country U.S. Billboard 200 RIAA Certification U.S. Sales
2007 Waitin' in the Country 1 8 Gold 500,000

On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... See also: 2006 in country music, 2007 in music, other events of 2007, 2008 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // February 11 - It was a big night for country music artists at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, as they swept the awards... Waitin in the Country is the debut album by newcomer Jason Michael Carroll, released on February 6, 2007. ...

Singles

Year Song US Country US Hot 100 US Pop 100 Album
2006 "Alyssa Lies" 5 58 91 Waitin' In The Country
2007 "Livin' Our Love Song"A 7 58

A Current single. Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... // January 14 – With the song, She Let Herself Go, George Strait scores his 40th No. ... Alyssa Lies is a song recorded by country music artist Jason Michael Carroll. ... See also: 2006 in country music, 2007 in music, other events of 2007, 2008 in country music and the List of years in Country Music // February 11 - It was a big night for country music artists at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, as they swept the awards... Livin Our Love Song is the name of a song by country music singer-songwriter Jason Michael Carroll. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Bill Celler.
  2. ^ Katie Hasty, "Lavigne's New 'Thing' Debuts Atop Billboard 200", Billboard.com, April 25, 2007.

External links

  • Carroll's official web site
  • Carroll's myspace
  • JMC Fansite
  • Fansite
  • Jason Michael Carroll – Waitin' In The Country

 
 

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