The J.K. Coltrain Show
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The J.K. Coltrain Show

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1987

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 1987
Solo Country Traditional


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J.K. grew up surrounded by music & musicians. His cousin, Buddy
Starcher was a professional recording artist on Columbia Records and was
a regular performer on the then popular Midwestern & Louisiana
Hayrides. He also introduced the late Keith Whitley who first appeared
on Buddys weekly radio show in Charleston, West Virginia when he was 8
years old. J. K. made his own first appearance on radio at age 12 and
first TV appearance at age 14.

His Uncle & Grandpa performed together at churches throughout the
South. That's where J. K. made his first appearance singing in church at
the ripe old age of 11. His first professional job was at age 14 when
he began singing with The Pleasant Hill Quartet. A well-known gospel
group at the time.

Of course in his teens he had to try his hand in high school dance bands
like Fire n' Ice and The Four Aces but by age 20 he had returned to his
first love country music. At that time J. K. helped form a 7 piece
country rock group called 'The Southern Express'. They garnered a great
deal of regional success and opened for many popular groups at that time
such as Pure Prairie League, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco & The
Marshall Tucker Band.

In 1983 he left The Southern Express to pursue a solo career as his
heart was with more traditional country music. He appeared to be taking
the music business by storm as he was often the featured artist on
Ernest Tubbs Midnite Jamboree and many popular Nashville nightclubs and
was dubbed The Star of Tomorrow by Country Music News.

He first cracked the country music charts in 1987 with a self-penned
song, West Virginia You're Still My Home on the Studio 7 label. Since
then he had enjoyed a number of chart successes including being shown in
the Top 40 in Europe for 41 straight weeks. He also has made many
appearances on radio & TV including The Nashville Showcase, The
Midnight Jamboree, Nashville On Stage, The Jerry Lewis Telethon &
Stars of Tomorrow Show. J. K. has toured worldwide and worked with some
of the greatest names in country music including Jerry Reed, Loretta
Lynn, The Bellamy Brothers, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, George Jones,
Tammy Wynette & Jerry Lee Lewis to name just a few.

In addition to still recording and performing on his own J.K. is
now helping the new up & coming young artists serving as the
President of Colt Records Nashville as well as Nashville Radio
Promotions, Chairman of The Traditional Country Opry and hosting The
Country Star Showcases. He was recently awarded The Texas CMA
Entertainer and Best Country Album of The Year awards.

J. K. Coltrain is a member of:

Traditional Country Hall of Fame

Country Music Association

Academy of Country Music

Country Legends Association

Americana Music Association

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