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Jason Michael Carroll surprises

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 – Jason Michael Carroll gave a surprise performance Monday for the families and marines in Chattanooga, Tenn. WUSY-FM (US101) arranged the surprise appearance, which followed a special lunch for the Marines and their families of the Mike Battery 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment.

Later in the day, nearly 150 Marines were to ship out for 2 months of training before deployment to Iraq. Carroll, a former Marine reservist, performed for approximately 40 minutes, including a cappella versions of "Proud to Be an American" and "The Marines' Hymn." Carroll remained for another hour to sign autographs and take pictures with the marines and their families.

Carroll said, "It was really nice to be able to give back to the soldiers who give us so much. Their bags were packed, their families were there - it was so emotional. Whenever I see someone in uniform, at the airport or somewhere else, I'll make a point, even go out of my way, to go over and thank them for their service. They give me the freedom to do what I do."

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Numbers CD review - Numbers
Much like his career, Jason Michael Carroll's latest offering, "Numbers," is a collection of hits and misses. The album, which is being offered exclusively through Cracker Barrel retail outlets, pairs the rich timbre that shot the long-haired Texan to the top of the country charts (his first album went to number 1, and his second charted in the Top 10) with material that is often less than top drawer. There's little of the soul and personal touch that made songs from previous »»»
Growing Up Is Getting Old CD review - Growing Up Is Getting Old
Dear Jason Michael Carroll, Congratulations on the success you enjoyed with your first album "Waitin' in the Country" as well as the first single Where I'm From off your new album. At this stage in your career, you should probably be thinking about ways to make yourself stand out from the ever-increasing crowd of the next king of country music wannabes. It's not enough to have three names (just ask Earl Thomas Conley or Jason Michael Montgomery. »»»
Waitin' in the Country CD review - Waitin' in the Country
It seems like now is the time for country vocalists with deep, rich voices to be heard, and Jason Michael Carroll will certainly be heard. Versatility and passion are the traits that best serve his sometimes rumbling vocals. Carroll took a step away from his North Carolina fundamentalist upbringing to make the secular music forbidden at home. That act of rebellion isn't lost in his music as it burns across songs with social implications, like the first single (and hit) off his album, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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