Chart-topping country music singer Jeff Carson has died after suffering a heart attack at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee. His publicist, Jeremy Westby, confirmed the news on Saturday, March 26 – but did not disclose when Carson died. The singer was 58.
Carson’s friends, fans, and colleagues are mourning his loss on social media, including country music artist Bryan White who remembered the singer-songwriter as “one of the kindest people” he ever met.
Meanwhile, the Academy of Country Music Awards took to Twitter to send love and condolences to the singer’s family.
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Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jeff Carson – whose real name was Jeffrey Lee Herndon – found his love for music at an early age after he started singing in church. He created a band in Rogers, Arkansas, and eventually moved to Branson, Missouri – where he performed locally and honed his craft as a songwriter. Finally, he decamped to Nashville, where he started recording demos for performers like Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, and so much more.
Soon enough, his incredible talent didn’t go unnoticed. All through his career, he charted a total of fourteen singles on the Billboard country charts. Some of the most notable Jeff Carson songs are “Not On Your Love” and “The Car.”
However, Carson retired from music in 2009 and became a police officer with Franklin Police Department in Williamson County, Tennessee, where he remained until his death. He recently began recording again and released a single in what could be considered a minor comeback.
Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife, Kim Cooper Carson, son Dayton – and all the loved ones Carson has left behind.