Growing Up Is Getting Old

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Growing Up Is Getting Old
Studio album by Jason Michael Carroll
Released April 28, 2009
Genre Country
Length 38:00
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Don Gehman[1]
Jason Michael Carroll chronology
Waitin' in the Country
Growing Up Is Getting Old
Singles from Growing Up Is Getting Old
  1. "Where I'm From"
    Released: November 10, 2008
  2. "Hurry Home"
    Released: June 29, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Growing Up Is Getting Old is the second studio album by American country music singer Jason Michael Carroll. It was released on April 28, 2009 via Arista Nashville. Its lead-off single, "Where I'm From" charted in the Top 40 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The second single from the album was "Hurry Home." As with his first album, Carroll worked with producer Don Gehman.


The first single from Growing Up Is Getting Old is "Where I'm From". This song made its chart debut in late 2008 and has entered Top 20 on the Billboard country singles charts. It is also the first single of his career that Carroll did not co-write, and only three of its songs were co-written by him.[2] "Hurry Home" was released in June as the second single. The album was produced by Don Gehman, who also produced Carroll's debut, Waitin' in the Country.

Carroll and Arista Nashville parted ways in February 2010, the same month in which "Hurry Home" peaked.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album a two-and-a-half star rating out of five. He said that Carroll's voice was "warm and friendly," but considered the lyrics to be "coldly calculated clichés," citing the presence of topics such as trucks, whiskey, bars and "dewy-eyed salutes to 'Where I'm From'."[2] Robert Loy of Country Standard Time also gave a mostly unfavorably review, saying that the album showed a lack of artistic growth when compared to his debut, saying that except for "Sorry Don't Matter", the songs were derivative in nature.[3] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave a more favorable review, saying that although the compilation "may not have a huge 'obvious' hit", he considered all of its tracks to be solid and well-sung.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Happened on a Saturday Night (Susie Q)"   Jason Michael Carroll, Brian Davis, Vicky McGehee 3:23
2. "Let Me Go"   Casey Beathard, Tom Shapiro 4:00
3. "Where I'm From"   Patrick Davis, Joe Leathers 4:36
4. "Tears"   Arlis Albritton, Ron Davis 4:31
5. "Growing Up Is Getting Old"   Jeremy Campbell, Josh Thompson 3:09
6. "That's All I Know"   Beathard, Carroll, Paul Overstreet 3:42
7. "We Threw It All Away"   Carroll, P. Davis 3:51
8. "Sorry Don't Matter"   Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, B. Davis 3:29
9. "Barn Burner"   Albritton, B. Davis, Keith Anderson 3:17
10. "Hurry Home"   Zane Williams 4:02


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 28
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2008 "Where I'm From" 11 64
2009 "Hurry Home" 14 99


  1. ^ "Jason Michael Carroll's second album, "Growing Up Is Getting Old," Set for Release April 28!". Sony Music Nashville. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Where I'm From review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  3. ^ Loy, Robert. "Growing Up Is Getting Old". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2009-04-29). "Growing Up Is Getting Old review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-05-25.