Country music artist Jeff Carson dies at 58 | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Jeff Carson, country music artist and Academy of Country Music award winner, has died at the age of 58.

According to a statement, Carson died of a heart attack Saturday at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee.

The country artist was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 16, 1963. He began his music career early singing in church and later moved to Nashville where he began recording demos for other music artists. country such as Faith Hill. (It matters to me)Tracy Lawrence (I see it now)Reba McEntire (The heart is a lonely hunter)Tim McGraw (I wouldn’t want it any other way)and Mark Wills (Places I’ve never been).

In 1995, Carson was discovered by producer Chuck Howard and began his recording contract with Curb Records, releasing the single “Yeah man” which was the country artist’s first song to chart. Shortly after came the single “Not About Your Love” which went to number one on the country music charts. Her next single “The car” became a top five hit and was named “Video of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Throughout her career, Carson had a total of 14 singles on the Billboard charts.

In 2009, Carson retired from music to join the Franklin Police Department in Williamson County, where he continued to work until his death. The country music artist recently signed with Encore Music Group and was recording a specialty album that included duets with Michael Ray, Darryl Worley, Mark Wills and Craig Morgan.

Jeff Carson is survived by his wife Kim Cooper Carson, his son Dayton Grei Herndon Carson, his mother Virginia Norton, his brother Steve Herndon, his sister Karen Spurlock, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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