Michael Ray, Craig Morgan, and Darryl Worley Add Guest Vocals On Final Recordings
Album Project To Help Support Law Enforcement Organizations Through adoptacop.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— 90s Country singer turned police officer, Jeff Carson, continues to use his voice for good, despite his sudden death just over a year ago (March 27, 2022). Prior to his passing, country music’s fallen officer, who scored hits with “Not On Your Love,” and “The Car,” had returned to the recording studio (after a decade of dedicated law enforcement) to record a new album of his biggest hits. The project, now entitled 448 (Carson’s badge number), will be posthumously released on Friday, May 12 by Encore Music Group and distributed by Texas-based Smith Entertainment.
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“We were absolutely thrilled to work with Jeff Carson and to be a small part of his legacy,” stated Justin Ward, CEO of Encore Music Group. “We always wanted to do right by Jeff and know that he would be pleased that this album will ultimately be released for fans and friends to enjoy… But, I know he would be absolutely thrilled with the idea that it will be used to support his fellow police officers and community. Jeff was a special soul, and it was a privilege to know him.”
THIS FRIDAY (just in time for Easter), fans can purchase the preview single “I Can Only Imagine” through most digital providers, as well as PRE-ORDER Jeff Carson’s 448 album, a nine-track, re-recorded collection of Carson’s biggest hits with cameo appearances by Craig Morgan, Darryl Worley, and Michael Ray.
‘448’ Track Listing:
1. Yeah Buddy
2. Not On Your Love – featuring Darryl Worley
3. The Car – featuring Michael Ray
4. Holdin’ Onto Something
5. Butterfly Kisses
6. Almost Never Loved You
7. Real Life (I Was Never The Same Again) – featuring Craig Morgan
8. I Can Only Imagine
9. Shine On
Fans can get a CD by going to adoptacop.com and making a $25 donation to Law Enforcement Assistance Program (L.E.A.P.). The organization will send you the finished album in honor of Jeff Carson.
“Jeff was so excited for the release of this album and just being in the studio again,” stated Kim Carson, widow of the late Jeff Carson. “To have this music after his passing means the most to both Dayton and me—he is as great as he ever was! I want to thank everyone involved for believing in Jeff… even now; my love!!”
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About Jeff Carson:
Carson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and began his musical career early on singing in church. He recorded demos, including Tracy Byrd (“Walkin’ To Jerusalem”), Tracy Lawrence (“I See it Now”), Reba McEntire (“The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”), Tim McGraw (“I Wouldn’t Want It Any Other Way”), Faith Hill (“It Matters To Me”), Mark Wills (“Places I’ve Never Been”), Diamond Rio (“Mirror Mirror”) among others. “Yeah Buddy,” was his first charting single and was followed up with ‘Not On Your Love,’ which went number one. The following single, ‘The Car,’ became a top-five hit, topping out at number two and winning Carson his first Academy of Country Music award for “Video of the Year.” Carson had several other singles, including “Real Life (Was Never The Same Again)” from his album “Real Life.” In total, Carson’s career achieved 14 charted singles on the Billboard chart. Carson took a break from music to become a law enforcement officer with Franklin Police Department in Williamson County, Tennessee, where he remained on the police force.
Returning to music in 2019, he signed with Encore Music Group and has been in the studio with Buddy Hyatt recording a specialty album to be released later this year that includes duets with Michael Ray, Darryl Worley, Mark Wills, and Craig Morgan.
#JeffCarson posthumous album #448 is set for release May 12. Includes special guests @michaelraymusic, @darrylworley, @cmorganmusic! To purchase/stream: smithmusic.ffm.to/662582949728