Carson scored hits with “Not On Your Love” and “The Automotive” earlier than turning into a police officer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nation music singer and songwriter Jeff Carson, who scored hits with “Not On Your Love,” and “The Automotive” earlier than turning into a police officer, has died in Tennessee, his publicist mentioned. Carson was 58.
Carson died of a coronary heart assault at a hospital in Franklin, mentioned Jeremy Westby of 2911 Media.
Carson was born Jeffrey Lee Herndon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1963, Westby mentioned in a information launch. Carson sang in church and shaped a band in Rogers, Arkansas, earlier than shifting to Branson, Missouri, the place he wrote songs and performed regionally, the information launch mentioned.
Carson moved to Nashville and recorded demos for Tracy Lawrence, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Religion Hill and different nation stars.
Carson acquired a recording contract at Curb Information in 1995 and launched a single, “Yeah Buddy.” He then recorded the singles “Not On Your Love” and “The Automotive,” which gained Carson his first Academy of Nation Music award for video of the yr.
Carson had 14 singles on the Billboard chart in his profession, Westby mentioned.
Carson retired from music to develop into a police officer in Franklin, the place he remained on the police power.
Carson returned to music in 2019 and launched a beforehand recorded music, “God Save The World.”
Carson had been within the studio with Buddy Hyatt recording an album to be launched later this yr with duets with Michael Ray, Darryl Worley and others, Westby mentioned.
Singer Bryan White mentioned on Twitter that he was saddened to listen to of his good friend’s loss of life.
“He was an amazing singer and one of many kindest folks I’ve ever met … I’ll see you on the nice facet buddy,” White mentioned.
On Twitter, the Franklin Police Division thanked Carson for his “lifetime of service & music” and mentioned Carson “modified everybody he met, all of us, for the higher!”
“It’s onerous to imagine he’s gone,” the division mentioned on Twitter.