Jason Michael Carroll
|Jason Michael Carroll|
June 13, 1978 |
Houston, Texas, United States
|Origin||Youngsville, North Carolina, United States|
|Associated acts||Don Gehman|
Jason Michael Carroll (born June 13, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music artist. After being discovered at a local talent competition in 2004, Carroll was signed to the Arista Nashville label in 2006, releasing his debut album Waitin' in the Country that year. This album has produced three consecutive Top 40 country hits for him on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Alyssa Lies", "Livin' Our Love Song" and "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead". Carroll's second album, Growing Up Is Getting Old, has also produced his fourth and fifth Top 40 hits. Carroll and Arista Nashville parted ways in February 2010.
Life and career
Carroll grew up in a religious household in Youngsville, North Carolina. His father was a conservative Christian minister who viewed modern music as sinful 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 Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" in his bedroom.
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 Nashville.
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Waitin' in the Country
Carroll's debut album, Waitin' in the Country, produced by Don Gehman, was released on February 6. In its opening week, it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Charts. With first-week sales of 57,608, and a Billboard 200 pop chart entry at No. 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 1993. However, thanks to his exposure on "American Idol", newcomer Bucky Covington's debut album later surpassed Carroll's sales. The debut single from Waitin' in the Country, entitled "Alyssa Lies", reached No. 5 on the Hot Country Songs charts. It was followed by "Livin' Our Love Song" which peaked at No. 6. The album's third single, "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead", was released in early 2008 and peaked at No. 21.
Growing Up Is Getting Old
His fourth single, "Where I'm From" entered the charts in November 2008. It is the first single from his second album, Growing Up Is Getting Old, which was released by Arista Nashville on April 28, 2009. The single charted to No. 11 on the country charts, and a second single, "Hurry Home", was issued in June 2009. Shortly after "Hurry Home" peaked, Carroll parted ways with Arista Nashville.
His sixth single "Numbers" was officially released to radio on March 28, 2011. It is the first single from his third album, also titled Numbers, which was released by QuarterBack/GrassRoots/Cracker Barrel partnership and sold exclusively through Cracker Barrel stores.
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Jason Michael Carroll is currently married to Wendy Carroll (née Phillips). The couple has one son, Jason Weldon. Carroll also has three children from a previous marriage: Gavin Michael, Savanna Nicole and Stori Paige.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Waitin' in the Country||
|Growing Up Is Getting Old||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Christmas on the Farm||
|2006||"Alyssa Lies"||5||58||Waitin' in the Country|
|2007||"Livin' Our Love Song"||6||52|
|2008||"I Can Sleep When I'm Dead"A||21||115|
|"Where I'm From"||11||64||Growing Up Is Getting Old|
|"Meet Me in the Barn"||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- APeaked at number 15 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
|2007||"Livin' Our Love Song"||David McClister|
|2008||"I Can Sleep When I'm Dead"|
|2009||"Hurry Home"||Chris Hicky|
|"Meet Me in the Barn"||Brett Bortle|
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- Jason Michael Carroll Remembers His Roots
- Jason Michael Carroll, Arista split
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- "CMT : Videos : Jason Michael Carroll : I Can Sleep When I'm Dead". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
- "CMT : Videos : Jason Michael Carroll : Hurry Home". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
- "CMT : Videos : Jason Michael Carroll : Numbers". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
- "CMT : Videos : Jason Michael Carroll : Meet Me in the Barn". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 6, 2011.