Jason Michael Carroll

Jason Michael Carroll



Country music singer Jason Michael Carroll looks as unique as he sounds. The blonde- haired, blue-eyed 26-year-old looks like he could be a California surfer, but was actually raised in a small rural town in North Carolina.

And while Franklinton, NC may be where Jason hangs his hat, this rising star may soon find himself spending more time in Nashville or New York, thanks to his most recent achievement – winning the American Idol-style contest called “Gimme the Mike!” presented by Raleigh, North Carolina’s local Fox television affiliate WRAZ-TV.

“Jason possesses that very rare combination of talent and professionalism, a humble attitude and great work ethic,” said Tom Schenck, the General Manager of WRAZ-TV.

With a smile as big as Texas, Jason delivers heart-felt ballads, traditional two-steps and high-energy contemporary songs, finding popularity with a wide range of fans, especially females.

At the age of six, Jason began singing gospel music in church. He performed with his siblings often, but stole the spotlight every time. Raised in a small southern town, his modest lifestyle shaped his view of the world and the songs he would write. His material reveals a spectrum of emotions, addressing topics such as life, death, love and despair.

"If talent is a poker hand, Jason Carroll is an ACE-HIGH straight flush. He's got every single piece of the puzzle!" said Dick Hodgin, producer at Osceola Studios in Raleigh.

Drawn to the subtle power of tender ballads early in life, he acquired a passion for country music, becoming a fan of George Strait, Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley. By the time he reached adulthood, he had a style all his own – delivered by a voice like few others. His very first song, "You Next to Me," still remains a fan favorite.

Support from local promoters helped Jason land impressive opportunities to showcase his talents. Fred Wilburn of the Longbranch Saloon and Entertainment Complex in Raleigh was an early supporter, offering Jason opening slots for the likes of Brad Paisley, Phil Vasser, Rhett Akins, Blake Shelton, Son's of the Desert and Neal McCoy.

“If he doesn't make it, I don't know who will,” said Wilburn. “He has a quality you can't describe."

With his outgoing and playful personality, Jason connects easily with audiences. Steady club touring has garnered a loyal following in markets across the Southeast, while higher profile performances on television, on the side stage at Walnut Creek Amphitheater and at a Kerry / Edward's Presidential Election Rally at NC State University, have added fuel to Jason’s fire.

Set List

Original Music as well as 3+ hours of cover tunes.

Long Black Train
You Next to Me
Who Wouldn’t Want to be Me
Minnesota Nice
Wave on Wave
You’re Over Me
Chicks Dig It
Drift off to Dream
Good Day for the Blues