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|Jason Michael Carroll|
Waitin in the Country (Snyr)
Genres: Country, Pop
Jason Michael Carroll's debut, already distinguished by the single "Alyssa Lies," an affecting ballad about child abuse, is a take-no-chances, radio-ready smorgasbord aimed mostly at the testosterone-fueled, truck-revvin' ... more »
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Jason Michael Carroll's debut, already distinguished by the single "Alyssa Lies," an affecting ballad about child abuse, is a take-no-chances, radio-ready smorgasbord aimed mostly at the testosterone-fueled, truck-revvin' set. Carroll, a 28-year-old father of four and the son of a North Carolina fundamentalist preacher, hits those Piedmont consonants hard, and looks like a cross between a contemporary Christian singer and a devotee of Trace Adkins, whose speaker-rattling baritone is an obvious inspiration. With producer Don Gehman (John Mellencamp) mixing Carroll's sensitive originals with hearty commercial songs from proven Nashville hitmeisters (Craig Wiseman, Casey Beathard, Jeffrey Steele), it's hard to get a good fix on Carroll's persona, and he lives and dies by the material. One schizophrenic moment: "No Good in Goodbye," his duet with Nashville convert Jewel, who co-wrote the song with Carroll and Shaye Smith. The fading pop icon has no idea how to phrase a song like this, and the singers' interaction never sounds believable. To quote a line from another tune here, "Something like this just don't exist/Between a backwoods boy and a fairytale princess." Carroll's ability to balance the realism of "Alyssa Lies" with such obviously calculated fare (check out the Toby Keith-ish "Honky Tonk Friends") may ultimately set his fate. --Alanna Nash
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Jo V. (Jo) from BOISE, ID
Reviewed on 5/17/2008...
Another baritone to add to my stable! A really good freshman album for this country singer. I especially love No Good in Goodbye, which he sings with Jewel.
Jason Michael Carroll - the 2007 #1 New Male Country Artist
Cecily Hardy | Kerr Lake, NC United States | 02/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jason Michael Carroll has been named the 2007 #1 New Male Country Artist by Billboard, Records and Radio and SoundScan....That Speaks Volumes about this Country Music Talent - I hope you did not listen to reviews from those who missed the boat on this great new talent! We were right on target about Jason Michael Carroll who is a marvelous performer with a voice you can not believe you are hearing! Just hearing Jason sing, converted me to country music! Don't miss having a copy of his debut CD! "Waitin' in the Country" has something for everyone. It is truly a variety pack, offering the great message song in the first top 5 hit single "Alyssa Lies"; great country music offerings like the 3rd sure to be a hit "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead", captivating love songs like, the second top 5 hit single "Living' Our Love Song", another fan favorite is the title song "Waitin' in the Country", sad love songs including a stellar duet with none other than Jewel "No Good in Goodbye", the hopeful "Love Won't Let Me", the passionate plea of "Angel of Broken Hearts" and finally the inspired poignant "Let it Rain" which especially highlights Jason's range and Talent. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! Get yours Today!"
By Far The Best Debut Album So Far This Year
LIZARD | 02/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first heard JMC'S debut single "Alyssa Lies", I knew right away he had something different than other newcomer country artists in a good way.However, I knew that i'd have to hear the whole album to know how much I liked him.Take it from me, go ahead and buy it you will not be disappointed.From start to finish this is a great album, nothing is there that I want to skip I can just sit and listen to every song.Don't listen to the 2 star review, this is not a "forgetable" artist.Few new artists these days make such a big impact in country music, but I feel JMC will be around for years.On this album you will find a big variety of songs including upbeat and fun songs,sad songs and love songs.Buy this one now and try it out for yourself."